With Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oats, Ramon Bieri
Directed by Terence Malick

Bonnie and Clyde's rampage was one of the earliest couples-on-the-run legends. The Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s was a real life preempting of many such "murderous lovers" road-movies, from this film based on the actual characters to
Sugarland Express and Natural Born Killers. Malick fully utilizes the American landscape as backdrop to the disturbed young man's senseless trip deeper down the spiral with his ignorant girlfriend in tow. The performances are intense and this film became a classic not long after its initial release in 1973. Together with Days Of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, this is the first of Malick's handful movies scattered over many decades.

4 / C
- PB

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A - B

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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