"Hollywood Rajah: The Life and Times of Louis B. Mayer"
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[on 'Bonnie and Clyde'] It is a piece of bald-faced slapstick that treats the hideous depredations of that sleazy, moronic pair as though they were as full of fun and frolic as the jazz-age cut-ups in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'. Evidently,there are people, including some critics, who feel that the deliberately buffoonized picture achieves some sort of meaningful statement for the time in which we...
Became rather notorious for being one of a handful of critics (John Simon was another) who wrote a negative review of the 1967 film classic "Bonnie and Clyde", an act which singlehandedly almost caused the film to fail at the box office. Crowther was at that time film critic for the New York Times. He had previously written a highly critical assessment of Laurence Olivier's acclaimed performance ...