Two bank-robbers (Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty) and their friends operate during the Depression.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey
Arthur Penn’s movie controversially asks audiences to identify with amoral but attractive outlaws, right up to their inevitable, brutal slaughter by the guns of a repressive society. Though a product of the rebellious 60s, the film is so well made that it stands up as a classic of the gangster genre, that subverts many of the expectations that audiences then had of that genre (see Stephen Schiff’s analysis, below). Burnett Guffey's cinematography won an Oscar.