Bonnie and Clyde's story got a second (or tenth?) wind when Bonnie and Clyde: Dead and Alive aired simultaneously on Lifetime, A&E, and the History Channel for a two-night film presentation. (The world is a wild place, guys.) The 1967 Bonnie & Clyde starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway has long been regarded as an unimpeachable classic, right down to its explosive ending. This television movie miniseries adaptation of the infamous outlaws' tale, however, never sparks. Instead, it fizzles from the opening credits to its anti-climactic deviation from Arthur Penn's original film.
Disclaimer: Bonnie and Clyde were prolific robbers and unrepentant killers of both cops and innocent civilians. No one is saying they should be celebrated. That said, their story is truly remarkable and their crimes extraordinary in both violence and scope, especially considering Bonnie Parker was barely 20 when she met Clyde.
In Penn's film, they meet a spectacular end. It's not so much the case in the 2013 version. Let's compare death scenes.