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Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie and Clyde, quite possibly the most overrated film of the '60s, makes its letterboxed video debut, at last rendering director Arthur Penn's wide...Bonnie and ClydeMystery and Thriller, DramaPT111M Bonnie and Clyde, quite possibly the most overrated film of the '60s, makes its letterboxed video debut, at last rendering director Arthur Penn's wide...1996-05-24Gene HackmanEstelle ParsonsMichael J. PollardGene WilderGene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Michael J. Pollard, Gene WilderWarner Bros.

Bonnie and Clyde

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Drama; Starring: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Wilder; Director: Arthur Penn; Author: Robert Benton, David Newman; Runtime (in minutes): 111; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Bonnie and Clyde, quite possibly the most overrated film of the ’60s, makes its letterboxed video debut, at last rendering director Arthur Penn’s wide-screen compositions faithfully — and so what? Granted, Warren Beatty is fascinatingly manic, Faye Dunaway is a looker, and the supporting cast (including Gene Hackman, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Wilder, and Oscar winner Estelle Parsons) is terrific. But Penn’s film oozes an intellectual’s fashionable contempt for the characters, the once-controversial violence now seems like no big deal, and the script’s central conceit (that Clyde carries a big gun because he’s impotent — get it?) is either an unfunny joke or, if it’s meant straight, the lamest sort of dime-store Freudianism. Cool clothes, though. C+