Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were partners in crime as two of history’s most notorious bank robbers and killers, and you can see their story retold as the DVD release approaches. And if that puts you in the mood to explore criminal duos on-screen, here are ten of the best movie partners in crime.
10. Cobb and Arthur (Inception)
With all that’s going on, it’s easy to forget that Inception begins with a criminal partnership, but that’s what it is about. Cobb and Arthur work with a team, but the personnel around them changes according to the job at hand. What’s most interesting, though, about their partnership is what we don’t see, or know.
Whilst they work together, theirs does not seem to be an equal partnership. Cobb is in charge, and despite any reservations he has, Arthur follows along. How did they meet? Why is Arthur so keen to follow Cobb into danger? None of this is made clear, but there is no doubt the loyalty each man has towards the other.
Bonnie & Clyde is out on DVD and UV today.