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Certification

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MPAA Rated R for violence
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • Bonnie is nude at the beginning of the film, but explicit areas are covered.
  • Bonnie & Clyde are shown in a bed together, kissing passionately. Bonnie moves down and opens Clyde's trousers, about to perform oral sex, but she stops. Both are clothed during this scene.

Violence & Gore

  • Violence is apparent, but is usually quickly seen.
  • A man attacks Clyde with a cleaver. Clyde eventually defends himself by hitting the man in the head with a heavy object. Some blood is shown on his wounds.
  • Clyde shoots a man through a car window. Blood is shown on the glass.
  • Several characters are shot in various shootouts throughout the film, usually without blood shown.
  • During a shootout near the end of the film, Bonnie and Clyde are both shot in non-vital areas, showing much blood from their wounds.
  • Buck is shot in the head. A bandage is put on the wound, but blood is shown seeping through.
  • The violence in the film was very shocking for its time, and is still quite abrupt and shocking today, if not particularly graphic.

Profanity

  • Cursing is very infrequent and mostly in the context of Southern slang. The strongest swear is son of a b-tch, used a few times in frustration/displeasure.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Alcohol is occasionally consumed. A few characters are seen smoking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The ending scene could be disturbing for sensitive viewers.
  • Some scenes in the film are especially intense, particularly the shootout scenes.
  • The final scene is probably the most violent. The rest of the film is not particularly frightening or disturbing in the usual sense.

Spoilers

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Violence & Gore

  • Bonnie and Clyde are gunned to death in a hail of machine-gun fire at the end of the film. Various shots in this scene are in slow motion.

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