Bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.Bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.Bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.
One of the greatest cops 'n robbers films of all time.
This is one of the greatest cops 'n robbers films of all time. Loosely based upon the real-life escapades of Bonnie Parker and her lover, Clyde Barrow, along with Clyde's brother, Buck, Buck's wife, Blanche, and C. W. Moss, the film details the gang's escapades throughout the American Southwest during the early years of the Great Depression. Action-packed from beginning to end, this film is total dynamite as well as flying lead. Beatty gives a dynamite performance as the vicious Clyde Barrow, who will stop at nothing to escape capture by the law...literally. Dunaway gives a stellar performance as Bonnie, an amateur poetess who allegedly entertained her fellow gang members with long poems. Gene Hackman is superb as Buck Barrow, the joke-cracking gang-member, and Michael J. Pollard is equally adept as C. W. Moss, the sissy-killer of the bunch, who cries after each killing he is involved in. Denver Pyle is great as Texas Ranger Frank Hamer who doggedly tracked he gang and ultimately engineered the ambush of Bonnie and Clyde, after the gang kidnapped him and send pictured of him "bein' just as friendly as pie," with the gang, as Bonnie Parker is alleged to have said. One bizarre note: Buck Barrow was actually shot in the head and after the gang had camped out following his shooting, they left him when "the laws," had surrounded them. Buck lived for several days in a hospital after his capture by the law and actually was pretty coherent several times, giving statements to the police, and even asking for a minister to whom he could give his "final confession," and hopefully receive Divine Absolution. Gene Wilder gives a fine performance as the hapless, would-be, funeral director (or "Undertaker," as they are referred to down south) Eugene Grizzard, and Evans Evans is equally fine as his harried girlfriend, who apparently lied to Grizzard about her age. (When she told Bonnie her true age, she had a very sheepish look on her face while Grizzard gave her an amazed look as if to say: "I didn't know you were THAT old!) Anyway, this is a great film and loads of fun to watch on a rainy Sunday afternoon when there's nothing else to do. It's great to watch with "The Untouchables," 1959, starring Robert Stack and "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre," 1967 starring Jason Robards. I rate this film 10 stars out of a possible 10.
- Jun 24, 2001
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