I really enjoyed watching this one. It had a lot of information I had not known. I liked the way it covered the early years of their lives as children and young adults. It gives much insight into why and how their lives were formed which led to the life of crime that enveloped them later on. We see where they went from petty crimes that came out of boredom and the hard times during the depression. Even though their love for each other was a bit twisted, they were totally devoted to each other and were together until the very end. They started with what could be called petty crimes, but ended up being rather cold, calculating with a penchant for killing. The show described the excitement they experienced by being on the run on the road to the redundancy of always having to keep moving and watching over their shoulders for the law. I may watch this one again. Remember children, crime doesn't pay!
I had watched several other documentaries about this (criminal) couple, which leaned toward more of a hollywood twist. But this American Experience version and perspective was more authentic, giving a reality of facts, and was more in-depth about their life of crime and themselves, personally. Because of this, I found the story interesting, although sad. It is definitely worth a look.
Watching the true story of Bonnie and Clyde from the pbs version was great. There were so many things that were left out and not explained in the movie that it gave the wrong message to the public especially about Clyde. Bonnie and Clyde were a true Romeo & Juliette in real life, so if anyone wants to know the true story this is the disc to watch.
i love the series American Experience....Bonnie & Clyde are as much of our collective history as the Hatfields & McCoys are..... i found it interesting to hear interviews from their family...especially family members that remember Bonnie & Clyde
This was a really good update on Bonnie & Clyde. It dispels many of the myths of their story. I thought the descendants of their surviving relatives really added to this unique part of American history.
It was an in depth look at these 2 unlucky kids that chose the dark side and the eventual result. My father grew up in north Texas. He told me that the myth that they were considered Robin Hoods was wrong. He said that his dad and older brothers took turns sitting up at night with a shotgun when they were in the area.