100

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
So definitive in so many ways, Bonnie and Clyde has become a 20th-century touchstone.
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There is something special about the production, with its brash, vivid style, indelible performances by movie icons, and bold mixture of violence and comedy, romance and tragedy.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Bonnie and Clyde is a milestone in the history of American movies, a work of truth and brilliance. It is also pitilessly cruel, filled with sympathy, nauseating, funny, heartbreaking, and astonishingly beautiful.
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90

TV Guide

Landmark gangster film that made a huge commercial and cultural splash.
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90

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
It's by far the least controlled of Penn's films, but the pieces work wonderfully well, propelled by what was then a very original acting style.
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60

Variety

This inconsistency of direction is the most obvious fault of Bonnie and Clyde, which has some good ingredients, although they are not meshed together well.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

Penn's film oozes an intellectual's fashionable contempt for the characters.
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40

The New York Times

It is a cheap piece of bald-faced slapstick comedy that treats the hideous depredations of that sleazy, moronic pair as though they were as full of fun and frolic as the jazz-age cutups in "Thoroughly Modern Millie."
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81 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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