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Bonnie & Clyde (2013)
Stick with the classic (or a documentary).
I don't claim to be an expert on Bonnie & Clyde, nor even to have as avid an interest as some of the other reviews I've read pertaining to this title, but I still appreciate some degree of honesty whenever the story focuses on real characters. And I am going to go ahead and assume that this movie has more plot holes than it has bullet holes.
Clyde is portrayed as more of a foil for Bonnie, who seems to boss him around and have no interest in him or anything but the thrill of notoriety. I don't know how much of this is true, but it did seem to me that Bonnie & Clyde were supposed to be lovers rather than a one-sided fling. Clyde has a weird third sight that basically serves as an ongoing spoiler and as a way to make the film more exciting (because God knows nothing else does). Bonnie just seems kind of obsessed and prone to panic attacks whenever the spotlight isn't on her.
The movie basically consists of a bunch of boring dialogue, pointless historical inaccuracies, and newspapers summarizing what would be the real action of the robberies. In short, a documentary would be much more exciting and informative of Bonnie & Clyde's story.
I watched this all in one 3-hour dosage on Netflix, and it wasn't so boring that it was unbearable, but it wasn't memorable or even a good way to kill my Saturday. The acting and filmography weren't all bad, but the plot and dialogue were dull and sometimes laughable.
Pretentious and contrived
This movie is like that kid in philosophy class who thinks he knows everything - which would be totally fine, except for the fact that the film does not deliver in the slightest. The characters are unlovable and brash, the plot is dull and irregularly paced. While some may attribute this to being a metaphor for a car crash, I don't think the filmmakers had that in mind, or anything really. This film is only a tiny bit better than the one the kids make in the film. It honestly makes you question who was doing the acid, the characters or the filmmakers. I'd stay away, far far away unless you've got some acid handy, too.