Bonnie and Clyde (Movie)

Title — Bonnie and Clyde
Available on — Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Microsoft Store, Spectrum On Demand
Production Country — United States
Release Date — 1967
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are young, in love and on the run during a bullet-riddled bank robbery spree across Depression-ravaged America.

🪶 Story & Synopsis

In the midst of the Great Depression, a chance encounter between the bored waitress Bonnie Parker and the ex-con Clyde Barrow sets off a chain of events that would go down in history. Fascinated by Clyde’s criminal past and his daring attitude, Bonnie decides to join him in a life of crime. Together, they embark on a series of holdups, starting from small-time heists and escalating to daring bank robberies.

As they traverse through the dusty landscapes of Texas and Oklahoma, Bonnie and Clyde gather a small gang of accomplices, including Clyde’s brother Buck and the nervous Blanche Barrow. Despite their initial reluctance to harm anyone, a fatal incident changes their course, leading them down a path of increasing violence and notoriety.

Throughout their crime spree, Bonnie and Clyde capture the imagination of the public, with some viewing them as daring outlaws challenging the status quo, while others see them as ruthless criminals deserving of punishment. Their fame grows, attracting both supporters and enemies, including the relentless Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, who is determined to bring them to justice.

Driven by a thirst for adventure and a deep bond between them, Bonnie and Clyde’s story unfolds in a whirlwind of excitement, danger, and ultimately tragedy. As the duo’s actions become more brazen and the law closes in on them, the inevitable showdown looms, leaving a lasting mark on the history of crime in America.

🧑 Cast & Crew

Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Denver Pyle, Dub Taylor, Evans Evans, Gene Wilder

Actor Role
Warren Beatty Clyde Barrow
Faye Dunaway Bonnie Parker
Michael J. Pollard C. W. Moss
Gene Hackman Buck Barrow
Estelle Parsons Blanche
Denver Pyle Frank Hamer
Dub Taylor Ivan Moss
Evans Evans Velma Davis
Gene Wilder Eugene Grizzard
Mabel Cavitt Bonnie’s mother (uncredited)
Patrick Cranshaw Bank Teller (uncredited)
Owen Bush Policeman (uncredited)
Clyde Howdy Deputy (uncredited)
Russ Marker Bank Guard (uncredited)
Ann Palmer Bonnie’s Sister (uncredited)
Ken Mayer Sheriff Smoot (uncredited)

💬 Reviews and feedback

Grab your fedora and polish your tommy gun, because we’re diving into the wild world of “Bonnie and Clyde”! This 1967 film, under the masterful direction of Arthur Penn, takes us on a rollercoaster ride through the tumultuous era it was created in.

Picture this: small-time crook Clyde Barrow, portrayed by Warren Beatty, attempts to steal a car but ends up with the owner’s daughter, the discontented small-town girl Bonnie Parker, played by Faye Dunaway. What ensues is a whirlwind of crime, passion, and tragedy that captivates audiences to this day.

Plot and Themes:

The film’s narrative is a blend of romance, comedy, and gritty crime drama. Bonnie and Clyde’s escapades as inept bank robbers are both amusing and chilling. The movie skillfully weaves themes of love, loyalty, and the harsh realities of life on the run.

Acting and Characters:

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway deliver electrifying performances as the titular duo. Beatty embodies Clyde’s charm and recklessness with aplomb, while Dunaway captivates as Bonnie with her allure and fierce determination. The chemistry between the two leads crackles on screen, drawing viewers into their tumultuous relationship.

Direction and Cinematography:

Arthur Penn’s direction shines in capturing the raw energy of the 1930s setting. The cinematography expertly conveys both the beauty of the countryside landscapes and the tension of the crime scenes. Each frame is meticulously crafted to immerse viewers in Bonnie and Clyde’s world.

Production Design and Special Effects:

The attention to detail in recreating the period settings is commendable. From costumes to set design, every element enhances the authenticity of the film. The special effects during action sequences add a visceral intensity that keeps audiences on edge.

Score and Editing:

The musical score complements the on-screen drama perfectly. Whether it’s heightening suspense during heists or underscoring emotional moments between Bonnie and Clyde, the soundtrack elevates every scene. The editing maintains a brisk pace that never lets up, mirroring the characters’ fast-paced lives.

Tone and Dialogues:

The film deftly balances dark humor with poignant moments of reflection. The dialogues crackle with wit and authenticity, giving depth to each character. The banter between Bonnie and Clyde injects levity into their dangerous exploits while also revealing their vulnerabilities.

Binge-Watching Tips:

  • Pay close attention to subtle character nuances for a deeper understanding of Bonnie and Clyde’s motivations.
  • Take note of how music enhances key scenes to appreciate the film’s emotional impact even more.

So grab some popcorn (and maybe a bulletproof vest) because “Bonnie and Clyde” is a cinematic experience you won’t soon forget!

Rating: 9/10

Buckle up for a thrilling ride through 1930s America with Bonnie and Clyde!

Pros Cons
Excellent cinematography Violence portrayed as entertainment
Strong performances by the cast Comically bad portrayal of bank robbers
Realistic portrayal of poverty Tragic love affair
Fresh and gripping storyline Controversial depiction of violence
Good sound design Questionable morality of characters


  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - IMDb

    The picture tells the lurid criminal story of a famous couple of delinquents, detailing a mythologized biography. In the time of the Great Depression , Clyde Barrow (top-notch Warren Beatty) recently out of jail meets Bonnie Parker(gorgeous Faye Dunaway). She was stark naked, yelling at him out the window while he tried to steal her mother’s car. In a matter of minutes they stole a store , fired a few shots and then stole somebody else’s car. At that point they had not yet been introduced , subsequently both of whom become usual bank robbers. The antiheroes go across the American Midwest and South robbing banks and stores during the 30s , embarking in a criminal rampage . They form a criminal gang , along with accomplices as Cyde’s brother named Buck (incomparable Gene Hackman) and his spouse (Estelle Parsons was Oscar winner), besides an unexperienced young (unforgettable Michael J Pollard). But they’re mercilessly pursued by a revenger sheriff (Denver Pyle). “The strangest damned gang you ever heard of. They’re young. They’re in love. They rob banks.” There has never been… You have never seen… a motion picture like this one! They’re young… they’re in love… and they kill people !.This classic movie displays drama , a peculiar love story , noisy action, violence and being quite entertaining . A brilliantly directed movie , a groundbreaking film that chronicles the short lives of America’s most infamous criminals. In spite of thirty years from film-making still hold well and remains interesting . In the wake of the recently released Sam Peckinpah’s Wild Bunch, the flick is plenty of grisly violence including a really violent ending that was extremely polemic. Colorful and glittering cinematography by cameraman Burnett Guffey was Oscar winner, and atmospheric musical score by Charles Strouse . Excellent art direction by Dean Tavoularis and evocative costumes by Theodora Van Runkle. The motion picture was magnificently directed by Arthur Penn . The picture spawned pretty imitators, and created a sub-genre about Great Depression outlaws, such as : Dillinger , Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelly, among others. And other updatings about Clyde Borrow and Charlie Parker life are the following ones : ̈Bonnie Parker story ̈(1958) by William Witney with Dorothy Provine and a rendition for TV (1992) by Gary Hoffman with Tracy Needham and Dana Ashbrook.

  • Bonnie and Clyde (film) - Wikipedia

    111 minutes Country United States Language English Budget $2.5 million Box office $70 million

    Bonnie and Clydeis a 1967 American biographical neo-noir crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film also features Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, and Estelle Parsons. The screenplay is by David Newman and Robert Benton. Robert Towne and Beatty provided uncredited contributions to the script; Beatty produced the film. The music is by Charles Strouse.

  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb

    Bonnie and Clyde (1967)Full Cast & CrewDirected by

    Arthur Penn (directed by)

    Writing Credits

    David Newman (written by) &
    Robert Benton (written by)
    Robert Towne (uncredited)

    Cast (in credits order) verified as completeProduced by

    Warren Beatty producer (produced by)

    Music by

    Charles Strouse (music composed by)

    Cinematography by

    Burnett Guffey director of photography

    Editing by

    Dede Allen film editor

    Art Direction by

    Dean Tavoularis

    Set Decoration by

    Raymond Paul

    Costume Design by

    Theadora Van Runkle (as Theadora van Runkle) (costumes designed by)

    Makeup Department

    Robert Jiras makeup creator
    Gladys Witten hair stylist

    Production Management

    Russell Saunders production manager (as Russ Saunders)

    Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

    Jack N. Reddish assistant director

    Art Department

    Frank L. Brown set dresser (uncredited)
    Bill Gold poster designer (uncredited)
    Stuart Spates intern (uncredited)

    Sound Department

    James R. Alexander boom operator
    Francis E. Stahl sound
    Hal Barns sound editor (uncredited)
    William Howard sound editor (uncredited)
    Robert J. Miller sound recordist (uncredited)
    Bill Phillips sound editor (uncredited)
    Bill Rivol sound editor (uncredited)
    Ed Scheid supervising sound editor (uncredited)
    Dan Wallin re-recording mixer (uncredited)

    Special Effects by

    Danny Lee special effects
    Pat Patterson special effects crew (uncredited)


    Roydon Clark stunts (uncredited)
    Bennie E. Dobbins stunts (uncredited)
    Bob Harris stunts (uncredited)
    Eddie Hice stunts (uncredited)
    Clyde Howdy stunts (uncredited)
    Carey Loftin stunts (uncredited)
    Lucky Mosley stunts (uncredited)
    Harvey Parry stunts (uncredited)
    George Sawaya stunt double: Warren Beatty (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
    Mary Statler stunts (uncredited)
    Dale Van Sickel stunts (uncredited)

    Camera and Electrical Department

    Bill Krattiger electrician
    Richard Doran assistant camera (uncredited)

    Costume and Wardrobe Department

    Norma Brown wardrobe: women
    Andy Matyasi wardrobe: men
    Joan Joseff costume jeweller (uncredited)

    Music Department

    Alan Hawkshaw musician: “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde” (uncredited)
    Dan Wallin scoring mixer (uncredited)

    Script and Continuity Department

    John Dutton script supervisor
    Crayton Smith script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)

    Transportation Department

    Donald P. Desmond driver (uncredited)

    Additional Crew

    Elaine Michea assistant to producer
    Robert Towne special consultant
    Morgan Fairchild double: Faye Dunaway (uncredited)
    Wayne Fitzgerald title designer (uncredited)
    Stephen Frankfurt title designer (uncredited)
    Gerald B. Greenberg assistant editor (uncredited)
    Joe Hyams studio publicity director (uncredited)
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - Plot - IMDb

    • 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.
    • 1934. Young adults Bonnie Parker, a waitress, and Clyde Barrow, a criminal just released from prison, are immediately attracted to what the other represents for their life when they meet by chance in West Dallas, Texas. Bonnie is fascinated with Clyde’s criminal past, and his matter-of-factness and bravado in talking about it. Clyde sees in Bonnie someone sympathetic to his goals. Although attracted to each other physically, a sexual relationship between the two has obstacles. They decide to join forces to embark on a life of crime, holding up whatever establishments, primarily banks, to make money and to have fun. They don’t plan on hurting anyone or killing despite wielding loaded guns. They amass a small gang of willing accomplices, including C.W. Moss, a mechanic to fix whatever cars they steal which is important especially for their getaways, and Buck Barrow, one of Clyde’s older brothers. The only reluctant tag-along is Buck’s nervous wife, Blanche Barrow, a preacher’s daughter. The gang’s life changes after the first fatal shot is fired. After that, their willingness to shoot to kill increases to protect themselves and their livelihood. Their notoriety precedes them, so much so that no matter what one’s opinion is of them, most want to have some association to the Barrow gang, to help them, to be spoken in the same breath as them, or to capture and or kill them. Of the many people they encounter in their crime spree, the one who may have the most profound effect on their lives is Texas Ranger, Frank Hamer, who seeks retribution.—Huggo
    • Bonnie Parker is bored with life and wants a change. She gets her chance when she meets a charming young drifter by the name of Clyde Barrow. Clyde has dreams of a life of crime that will free him from the hardships of the Depression. The two fall in love and begin a crime spree that extends from Oklahoma to Texas. They rob small banks with skill and panache, soon becoming minor celebrities known across the country. People are proud to have been held up by Bonnie and Clyde; to their victims, the duo is doing what nobody else has the guts to do. To the law, the two are evil bank robbers who deserve to be gunned down where they stand.—filmfactsman
    • Clyde Barrow, recently out of prison, has turned to bank robbery. He meets Bonnie Parker and together the two form the nucleus of a gang of bank robbers who terrorize the southwest in the 1920s. Based on the true story of a pair of notorious bank robbers, the film personalizes them while still showing the violence that went along with them.—John Vogel <>
    • Adrift in the Depression-era Southwest, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker embark on a life of crime. They mean no harm. They crave adventure — and each other. Soon we start to love them too. But nothing in film history has prepared us for the cascading violence to follow. Bonnie and Clyde turns brutal. We learn they can be hurt — and dread they can be killed.—Robert Lynch <>
    • In the middle of the Great Depression, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker meet when Clyde tries to steal Bonnie’s mother’s car. Bonnie, who is bored by her job as a waitress, is intrigued with Clyde, and decides to take up with him and become his partner in crime. They do some holdups, but their amateur efforts, while exciting, are not very lucrative.The duo’s crime spree shifts into high gear once they hook up with a dim-witted gas station attendant, C.W. Moss. The three are joined by Clyde’s brother, Buck and his wife, Blanche, a preacher’s daughter. Soon a long-simmering feud between Bonnie and Blanche begins; the once-prim Blanche views Bonnie as a harpy corrupting her husband and brother-in-law, while Bonnie sees Blanche as an incompetent, shrill shrew.Bonnie and Clyde turn from pulling small-time heists to robbing banks. Their exploits also become more violent. When C.W., the get-away driver, botches a bank robbery by parallel parking the car, Clyde shoots the bank manager in the face after he jumps onto the slow-moving car’s running board. The gang is pursued by law enforcement, including Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, who is captured and humiliated by the outlaws, then set free. After a raid kills Buck, injures Bonnie and Clyde, and leaves Blanche sightless and in police custody, Hamer tricks Blanche, whose eyes are bandaged, into revealing the name of C.W. Moss, known in the press only as an unnamed accomplice.The Ranger locates Bonnie, Clyde and C.W. hiding at the house of C.W.’s father, who thinks Bonnie and Clyde — and an elaborate tattoo — have corrupted his son. He strikes a bargain with Hamer: in exchange for a lenient jail sentence for C.W., he helps set a trap for the outlaws. When Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed while stopped by the side of the road, the police riddle their bodies with bullets in a blood bath.

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⚠️ Explanation (Spoiler)

In the 1967 film “Bonnie and Clyde,” directed by Arthur Penn, the story of the infamous criminal couple, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, is portrayed in a gritty and realistic manner, deviating from the romanticized image often associated with them. The film depicts Bonnie (played by Faye Dunaway) and Clyde (played by Warren Beatty) not as heroic outlaws fighting for the poor, but as restless and insecure individuals drawn to a life of violence and crime.

The movie culminates in a dramatic and violent ending. After a shootout that leaves Clyde wounded and his brother Buck dead, the gang seeks refuge at C.W.’s father’s house. However, C.W.’s father, Ivan Moss, betrays them to the police in exchange for a lighter sentence for his son. As Bonnie and Clyde drive down a narrow road, they encounter Ivan tending to a flat tire. Unbeknownst to them, the police are hiding nearby, and when a flock of birds startle Ivan, the police open fire on the couple.

The final moments between Bonnie and Clyde are portrayed as a mix of emotions. Some viewers interpret their gaze as a loving and accepting one, celebrating their time together, while others see it as a cynical acknowledgment of their fate. Clyde is portrayed as insecure, finding solace in the idea of dying as a legend, while Bonnie, craving adventure and excitement, accepts her imminent demise. Their relationship is depicted not as a deep and loving bond, but as a mutual attraction to violence and danger.

The film challenges the romanticized view of Bonnie and Clyde as a loving couple, instead portraying them as individuals seeking validation and excitement in a time of despair and poverty during the Great Depression. Bonnie, initially a bored waitress, is captivated by Clyde’s rebellious nature and sees him as a gateway to a more thrilling life. Their relationship is characterized by a lust for violence rather than a deep emotional connection, with their criminal activities serving as a substitute for intimacy.

Ultimately, the film “Bonnie and Clyde” offers a stark and unromanticized portrayal of the infamous duo, highlighting their flaws, insecurities, and destructive tendencies. The ending, marked by betrayal and violence, underscores the tragic and brutal nature of their criminal escapades, shattering any romantic notions associated with their story.

👪 Parents Guide & Age Rating


Age rating:

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) is rated R for strong violence, sexual content, and language. The movie contains scenes of nudity, sexual situations, and violence that may not be suitable for viewers under 17.

Parental guide:

Parents should be aware that Bonnie and Clyde includes mild instances of nudity and sexual content. In the opening scene, Bonnie is seen walking around her room naked, with brief flashes of the top of her butt crack and the sides of her breasts. There is a love scene from 30:55 to 33:02 with lots of making out. While the nudity is implied, it may still be uncomfortable for some viewers.

The film also features strong violence, including bank robberies and shootings. Many of the shootings do not show blood, but the violent actions of Bonnie and Clyde are a central part of the storyline.

Profanity is present in the movie, along with themes of crime and lawlessness. The film may be intense for younger viewers and may require parental guidance and discussion to understand the larger messages and historical context.

Bonnie and Clyde is recommended for viewers aged 16 and older, as they will be better able to appreciate the film and its themes. Parents are encouraged to watch the movie with their teens and discuss the content and its impact.

📺 Streaming and where to watch

streaming service extra information
Netflix Watch the classic 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde on Netflix. A convicted armed robber sweeps a small-town server off her feet, and the two embark on one of the most infamous bank-robbing sprees in history.
Prime Video Watch Bonnie and Clyde on Prime Video. In the early 1930s, a car thief and the daughter of his intended victim team up to become America’s most feared and ruthless bank robbers.
YouTube Watch Bonnie and Clyde (full movie) on YouTube. Starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the notorious outlaw couple. Based on the true story of their crime spree and romance.
Amazon Video You can buy or rent Bonnie and Clyde on Amazon Video. In the 1930s, 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.
Google Play Movies You can buy or rent Bonnie and Clyde on Google Play Movies. In the 1930s, 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.
Vudu You can buy or rent Bonnie and Clyde on Vudu. In the 1930s, 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.
Microsoft Store You can buy or rent Bonnie and Clyde on Microsoft Store. In the 1930s, 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.
Spectrum On Demand You can rent Bonnie and Clyde on Spectrum On Demand. In the 1930s, 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.

❝ Quotes and Cult

  • You listen to me, Miss Bonnie Parker. You listen to me.
    Clyde Barrow
  • Why don't y'all go back to your own cabin if you want to play with C.W.
    Bonnie Parker
  • It's called 'The Story of Bonnie and Clyde.' You've heard of the story of Jesse James, of how he lived ...
  • Now Ms. Parker, don't you believe what you read in all them newspapers. That's the law talkin' there. They want us to look big so they gonna look big when they catch us. And they ain't gonna catch us.
    Clyde Barrow
  • It's called The story of Bonnie and Clyde.
  • We rob banks!
    Bonnie Parker
  • You're just like your brother. Ignorant, uneducated hillbilly, except the only special thing about you is your peculiar ideas about love-making ...
    Bonnie Parker
  • You try to get something to eat around here and some son of a bitch comes up to you with a meat cleaver.
    Clyde Barrow
  • A man with a record!
    Bonnie Parker
  • There's nothing wrong with me, I mean, I don't like boys.
    Clyde Barrow

🤖Bonnie and Clyde Reddit Talks

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Influence and Impact

  • Bonnie and Clyde is widely regarded as a groundbreaking film that ushered in the New Hollywood era of filmmaking.
  • It helped American cinema catch up to the sexuality and violence of European cinema.
  • The film’s nudity and violence were considered controversial at the time, but they helped to change the way movies were made.

Themes and Motifs

  • The film explores themes of love, crime, and violence.
  • Bonnie and Clyde are depicted as both criminals and victims, and their relationship is both passionate and destructive.
  • The film also examines the social and economic conditions that led to the rise of crime in the 1930s.

Critical Reception

  • Bonnie and Clyde was a critical and commercial success.
  • It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
  • The film has been praised for its performances, direction, and cinematography.

Comparisons to Other Films

  • Bonnie and Clyde has been compared to other films about criminals and outlaws, such as Pierrot le fou and Badlands.
  • The film has also been compared to gangster films, such as The Godfather and Goodfellas.

Personal Opinions

  • Many Reddit users who have seen Bonnie and Clyde have expressed positive opinions about the film.
  • They praise the film’s performances, direction, and cinematography.
  • Some users also find the film to be thought-provoking and emotionally resonant.


Bonnie and Clyde is a classic film that has had a significant impact on American cinema. It is a well-made and entertaining film that explores important themes and issues.

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❓ Frequently Asked Questions

What happens in the Bonnie and Clyde movie?

In the “Bonnie and Clyde” movie, the gang led by Bonnie and Clyde spirals from petty theft to bank robbery. They are pursued by law enforcement, leading to a violent confrontation that ultimately leads to their demise.

What is the story of Bonnie and Clyde about?

The story of Bonnie and Clyde revolves around the infamous American robbery team, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who went on a 21-month crime spree from 1932 to 1934. They primarily targeted gas stations, restaurants, and small-town banks in states like Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Missouri.

How historically accurate is Bonnie and Clyde movie?

While the “Bonnie and Clyde” movie is entertaining, it is less than five percent historically accurate. The film portrays Bonnie and Clyde as glamorous figures engaged in bank robberies, which deviates significantly from the reality of their criminal activities.

Why was Bonnie and Clyde movie controversial?

The “Bonnie and Clyde” movie is controversial for its groundbreaking portrayal of violence, which some believe contributed to the increase in graphic violence in cinema and TV. Despite the controversy, the film holds a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating its enduring impact and quality.

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