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Action - Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie & Clyde
Emile Hirsch, Holliday Granger, William Hurt
2 part series
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

I was rather surprised to see Bonnie & Clyde clocks in at 174 minutes because time flew by watching this A&E series. It is also quite different from the classic Faye Dunaway Warren Beatty masterpiece directed by Arthur Penn so I did not feel like this was just another example of Hollywood having lost any imagination. This Bonnie & Clyde is a bit sexier and somewhat less bloody.

The A&E version pays much more attention to Bonnie even if Clyde Barrow is the center of the story. It is her character that is really developed as the story progresses. Holliday Granger is excellent in the role and it is easy to see why Clyde fell so hard for her.

Not being an expert, I do not know how historically accurate this series is. For example, I was a bit surprised at first by Bonnie's tendency to “zone out” when faced with serious stress or disappointment.

Something that is perhaps not explored as much as it could have is the relationship between Bonnie and  officer Ted Hinton.

Special features are Iconography: The Story of Bonnie & Clyde, a couple of features on becoming the main characters, and A Legendary Story Revisited.


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