Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

2007 #47
Arthur Penn | 107 mins | download | 18* / R

Bonnie and Clyde“You’ve heard the story of Jesse James, of how he lived and died; If you’re still in need of something to read, here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde.”

Bonnie and Clyde is a significant film for several reasons, but I’m not going to give another film history lesson! It brings together several well-executed elements to create a compelling whole — good performances, showcased in at least one key scene for every actor; merging Hollywood feature and New Wave influences; themes of media influence, Robin Hood-esque antiheroism, what family is, and no doubt several more; plus a few exciting action sequences just to round things out.

4 out of 5

Bonnie and Clyde is on Sky Atlantic tonight, Sunday 19th October 2014, at 10:15pm.

* Commuted to a 15 in 2008. ^