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From its opening shot of Malcolm McDowell staring with evil intent directly into the camera (which pulls back to reveal him drinking a... Read More
From its opening shot of Malcolm McDowell staring with evil intent directly into the camera (which pulls back to reveal him drinking a glass of milk), Stanley Kubrick's brilliant A CLOCKWORK ORANGE announces itself as a completely new kind of viewing experience. The film, set in an unidentified future, overwhelms the senses with its almost comic depictions of rape and violence set to an upbeat classical and pop music score. Kubrick based his chilling masterpiece on Anthony Burgess's culture-shaking novel about a young man growing into adulthood, but unable to shake his huge problem with authority figures. The first part of the film shows Alex (a career-defining performance by McDowell) and his "droogs" (his cohorts) indulging in what they refer to as "a little bit of the old ultraviolence." After establishing Alex and co. as unremitting psychopaths, Kubrick's movie changes tact, and shows Alex getting caught and forced to undergo controversial treatment that will make it impossible for him to commit viol... Minimize
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121 Reviews from Epinions.com
Mar 1, 2004
29th's Party Turns Into A Horrorfest With Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange
Pros: story and McDowell will leave quite an impression!
Cons: quite intense and disturbing
This movie is intense... Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 25, 2009
Oh My Brothers, Scenes We Shall Viddy With Lashings o'the Old Ultraviolence! A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
Pros: Incredible performance by Malcolm McDowell, dark and resonating story. Incredible cinematography.
Cons: Extremes of Sex And Violence (Ultraviolence and the old in out in out)
A look at a dystopic future, sadly prophetic. Sexy, violent, disturbing and unforgettable. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 20, 2002
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE: Disturbing film that gets its message across very well...
Pros: Acting, story, direction, music, editing
Cons: Unwatchable for many people
Definitely one of Kubrick's best films. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 4, 2000
Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange
Pros: Great direction, great script, great performance by McDowell
Cons: none Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 28, 2004
Book Vs. Movie: A Clockwork Orange (film)
Pros: fabulous settings, great soundtrack, real horrorshow flick
Cons: might be confusing for some
my favorite Kubrick film based on a fine novel, slight edge movie Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 4, 2005
Licking the Grahzny, Vonny Boots
Pros: Brilliant script; timeless themes; stylish images, dialog, soundtrack; strong performances; stunning futuristic sets; rich cinematography
Cons: Extreme violence, sexuality, and sexual violence may disturb some viewers
This is simply one of the greatest films ever made and a landmark of film history! Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 29, 2010
Spare Some Copper, Me Brother, and Buy Stanley Kubrick's A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
Pros: Visually pleasing, amazing script, well-acted by McDowell, Kubrick's direction, music
Cons: There's a rape scene and some brutality that won't sit well with most audiences.
Put on some of these ultra violets and get ready for some ole in&out--A Clockwork Orange delivers on every level. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 18, 2000
A Clockwork Orange ? Welly, Welly, Welly?
Pros: Entertaining and Thought Provoking
Cons: Too Close to Reality; Violent
This movie resides on my personal top ten list. Timeless in its message and disturbing to anyone with a conscience; the powerful performances make this a must see experience. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 18, 2000
Write-Off: Is There Such a Thing as a Clockwork Orange?
Pros: Wonderful adaptation of the novel Anthony Burgess wished we didn't love
Cons: What about the 21st chapter? Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 21, 2000
The Old Ultraviolence; or Who's the most Evil?
Pros: Thought provoking study of violence and society, GREAT soundtrack
Cons: Extreme violence, unlikeable characters Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 11, 2003
Kubrick's cunning comedy is funnier than you might think.
Pros: A genuinely funny film, cleverly disguised to distract the viewers' attention.
Cons: Of course, children won't get it -- but why should they have all the fun?
Once you see this comedy for what it is, the whole thing becomes great entertainment. You just have to get past the obvious distractions and enjoy the funny routines. Read More at Epinions.com