Tuesday, February 19, 2013

#42 Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

I knew the story, and even knew the ending, but this was still lots of fun to watch. Pretty sure this one makes the list because it's so over-the-top with violence, probably much more so than any movies that came before it.

It inspired me to look up details of the real Bonnie & Clyde. Turns out that they mostly picked on small business owners and not the evil banks, so the real Bonnie and Clyde weren't nearly as likable. Also, no one's even sure that Bonnie participated in their hold-ups or even shot a gun... but that doesn't make as good of a story.

Highly recommend it and would definitely see it again!

Rating: 10/10

Big Names: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Estelle Parsons (the grandmother in "Roseanne" and pretty much the most obnoxious voice/laugh of any person, ever)

Big Lines: "We rob banks." #41 on AFI's top 100 quotes


  1. OK, we officially have vastly different taste when it comes to these AFI films. I decided that from about 1967 to 1972 is my least favorite movie-making era, and Bonnie & Clyde was one of the reasons why. I just couldn't appreciate its style.

  2. Ha, maybe so. It wasn't particularly deep or thought-provoking; I just thought it was an exciting movie to watch. I think we've been on the same page for some of these, though. 12 Angry Men is still one of my favorites from the list.

  3. I'm happy to hear about 12 Angry Men. I love that one! =o)