Bonnie and Clyde balances itself on a knife-edge of laughter and terror, thanks to vivid title role performances by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway and superb support from Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman and Estelle Parsons. Director Arthur Penn keeps the film's sensibilities tough but never cruel. It continually dazzles, especially in the work of cinematographer Burnett Guffey and editor Dede Allen. And as film lovers since have discovered, it's no ordinary gangster movie.
Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons