Convicted armed robber Clyde Barrow sweeps Bonnie Parker, a waitress, off her feet and the two embark upon one of the most famous crime sprees in history.
Emile Hirsch (Clyde), Holiday Grainger (Bonnie), Sarah Hyland (Blanche Barrow), Elizabeth Reaser (P.J. Lane), Lane Garrison (Buck Barrow), Dale Dickey (Cummie Barrow), Austin Hebert (Ted Hinton), Holly Hunter (Emma Parker), William Hurt (Frank Hamer).
Bonnie & Clyde begins with some backstory and character development before settling in to follow Clyde’s life as he first connects with Bonnie and then the two embark on their now famous crime spree. The story is a bit slow at times but is punctuated by moments of nice action and drama along the way. At almost three hours run-time this one takes its time, diving into details and exploring parallel storylines along the way.
Acting was good with Hirsch and Grainger both delivering nicely. Hurt was an enjoyable addition and added good energy to the film. The remainder of the supporting cast was solid with nice delivery and energy.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were all well done with good attention to detail and a realistic period feel. Stunt work was nicely done as well with strong energy and realistic feel. Dialogue was well done throughout, moving the story along at a good pace while providing nice detail. Sound and soundtrack were both good.
After the last bullet is fired Bonnie & Clyde ends up being a reasonably well done crime drama that does a good job of holding audience interest and providing three hours of solid entertainment. Fans of the crime drama genre or stories based on real life should enjoy this one quite a bit.
With violence, some gore, and mild sexuality, this should be fine for teens and above.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Dramas, Biographical Dramas, Crime Dramas, Dramas based on real life
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