Skip to main content

See also:

'Bonnie And Clyde (1967)' Movie Review: We rob banks

'Bonnie And Clyde (1967)'
'Bonnie And Clyde (1967)'
Warner Brothers

Bonnie and Clyde


It was the 1930's and the Great Depression had its grip on the country. A rash of robberies and especially bank robbing became the norm for some people to survive. Jobs were scarce and things were tough all over the place. Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) was a small time hood. He couldn't keep a job and had started stealing at an early age. He was trying to steal one Bonnie Parker's (Faye Dunaway) mothers car when the two met. She was attracted to him and the excitement that followed him. She was living in a small Texas town and she was bored. She wanted something other than her little ole job. So she tagged along with him

They were robbing stores and whatever they could get their hands on. It didn't amount to much but it kept a roof over their head most of the time.

One day when they were getting gas they started to talk with the attendant a man named C.W.Moss (Michael J. Pollard). They were just talking trash but it excited Moss. So he took up with the two and that was when things began to take off sort of. Clyde's brother Buck (Gene Hackman) and his wife Blanche (Estelle Parsons) joined the trio. Rather than just rob little grocery stores they moved to Banks. This is also when they became more of a nuisance to the Texas Rangers. The group was robbing a bank and were getting away when the Bank Manager jumped on the running board . He was shot in the face and this made them a lot more than just petty thieves, they were murderers.

Now the one that stuck out from the group was Blanche. She didn't fit into what they were doing but she loved Buck and would follow him to hell if he had asked. She was a preacher's daughter and to be honest she was a pain in the ass. Bonnie couldn't stand her and the two would fight most of the time. Blanche was a whiner and it would just get on everybody's nerves.

Texas Ranger Frank Hamer (Denver Pyle) caught wind of the group and would actually get captured by them. Problem was they made fun of the man and he hated them for it. He would make it his life goal to kill them. Bonnie and Clyde and really all of them were young people with nothing better to do. Watch the rest of the movie, the ending is one of cinema's best, that's all I'm going to say about it.

Director Arthur Penn did a wonderful job on this film. Though it was criticized for romanticizing this group of murderers it was a great movie. Enjoy.