We all saw the movie Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
directed by Arthur Penn
. In France, we all heard the eponymous song (Brigitte Bardot
and Serge Gainsbourg
, 1968). The Highwaymen is a mirror version with two retired Rangers in pursuit of the infamous outlaws Clyde Barrow
and Bonnie Parker
, considered as Robin Hood and his beloved wife by the plebs. A dead or alive hunt, in the 30's. Knowing that dead is a priori more practical, we suspect from the outset, even if we do not know the story, that it will probably be the chosen solution. In many aspects, I perceive the atmosphere of Unforgiven (1992)
directed by Clint Eastwood
, with its predictable and ineluctable ending, with cars and heavy machine guns instead of horses and Remingtons.
The actors, the photography, the costumes, the cars, the atmosphere of the post-1929 Great Depression, the rhythm, the dialogues, the soundtrack, ... This is an excellent movie! As a synthesis: 8/9 of 10.