Full Movie Reviews
Lib3rty123 - wrote on 02/28/2023
"A Clockwork Orange" is a 1971 film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Anthony Burgess. The movie follows the story of Alex DeLarge, a young man with a penchant for violence and ultraviolence, and his journey through rehabilitation and back into the world.
From the opening scene, "A Clockwork Orange" immerses the viewer in a dystopian future where societal decay and moral ambiguity are the norm. The film is famous for its use of vibrant colors and striking visuals, which create a jarring contrast with the brutality of the story.
At the heart of the film is the character of Alex, played masterfully by Malcolm McDowell. Alex is a complex and fascinating character, simultaneously repulsive and charming. He is a product of his environment, a violent …
SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/2018
Stanley Kubrick is one of my giant cinema directors and A Clockwork Orange is, without a doubt, one of his most disturbing, scandalous, brilliant and controversial masterworks that he ever created. Thanks to this work of art, Stanley Kubrick finally consolidated himself as an inventive, original, creative and visionary director. Whereas 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) permitted him to expand his artistic vision to extremes lightly limited by the cinematography, creating one of the best and most profound and complex cinema stories, A Clockwork Orange focused more in both the filmmaking and direction styles that had already been born in him some years before. The magic of this film originated from the fact that the director achieved the impossible in order to create one of the most beautiful …
memento_mori - wrote on 06/25/2013
A lot like Fight Club, A Clockwork Orange holds a mirror to society to show us what's wrong. It's definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but it has so much in it that's worthy of a mention. And Kubrick knocks it out of the park again.
Alex is the foulest, most brutal, vicious sociopathic criminal delinquent there just about is, and it's a dystopian future London in which he acts out his wrath and rage. He chooses his victims carelessly, hyping himself up on 'milk-plus' and roaming the streets with his 'droogs'.
Malcolm McDowell delivers an Oscar-worthy performance in the first ten minutes, let's put it like that.
Kubrick's direction and wide-angle fetish is well-displayed here and the score is masterful and perfectly fitting.
I like to think of this film as the perfect …
Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 04/03/2013
There are a lot of famous movie directors who were (or are) more then likely insane. But for the greatest fusion of insanity and talent one must look no further then Stanley Kubrick.
A Clockwork Orange may not be his most popular work, but it definitely is his most controversial. It was even band on the other side of the pond for a number of years.
The movie is about a young man (played by Malcolm McDowell) and his gang of miscreants who go around drinking, beating and raping in one of the most entertainingly horrific montages you’ll ever see. Eventually he is captured and forced, against his will, to do no wrong. The tides are then turned, and he is brought down by the world around, and cannot fight back (sense violence is bad.)
The movie shows us an insane murderously …
Yojimbo - wrote on 04/12/2012
A sociopathic young street thug is subjected to behaviour modification therapy after a series of brutal crimes to find himself at the tender mercies of those he wronged in his previous life. A Clockwork Orange is a bleak and affecting study of violence and it's consequences that struck too powerful a chord with a certain demographic; after the film spawned several copycat cases of real-life "ultra-violence", Kubrick himself censored it for 25 years. This gave the film a kind of underground chic and a certain mysticism that extends beyond the quality of the actual film itself which made it acquire a cult following of those who would proclaim it a masterpiece. It does have moments of power and certainly makes an impact, but I can't help feeling that it is based more on lurid exploitation …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/28/2011
I feel you either hate this film or love it. I’m somewhere in the middle, leaning towards the latter. A group of “droogs” namely Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell), Pete (Michael Tarn), Georgie (James Marcus), and Dim (Warren Clarke) perform malicious acts of crime such as stealing, fighting, violence (Mr. Alexander crippled) and rape (Mr. Alexander’s wife). The group invades a wealthy lady who was hit by an ornament by Alex. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison and 2 years undergoing the Ludovico Technique (a method in rehabilitating inmates of their crimes). The process worked and his ability to commit any misconduct has been diminished. Alex comes back to his home only to find out that his pet has died and that it was being rented by his parents to a person named Joe, …
mdtinney - wrote on 09/27/2009
For the entirety of his career, Stanley Kubrick was interested in one universal theme: mankind's decay, both mental and physical. This led to some of the most intense and frightening depictions of pure insanity, as seen in The Shining or Full Metal Jacket, but none as powerful and consistently relevant as the shocking A Clockwork Orange.The notorious trailer consisted of quick glimpses of some key scenes, with words such as "funny", "exciting" and "Beethoven" written on them. Only the third word is spot-on - the rest is, at best, an example of bitter irony. How come? Because the only one who could possibly find the events of this film funny or exciting is the deranged Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell). He's intelligent and cheerful, with a soft spot for "the divine work of Ludwig Van", as …
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Mr. B.K. Tinney - wrote on 04/29/2009
Arguably the best movie ever made because of the daring direction of Stanley Kubrick and the brilliant performance of Malcolm McDowell, A Clockwork Orange is a cinematic masterpiece that will be talked about for centuries. Made way ahead of its time, Kubrick wrote a near flawless screenplay based on the novel written by Anthony Burgess and milked every ounce of creativity from it by putting it on screen. Undoubtedly violent and perverted unlike any other major film, you don't have to be a fan of the genre to accept the brilliance of the film making. McDowell plays Alex, a juvenile delinquent if there ever was one; the leader of a gang in a futuristic British society who likes to create havoc in the most violent ways possible. Finally incarcerated, Alex is used as a guinea pig by a new …
The SHC - wrote on 01/16/2009
If you can sit throughthis entire movie and NOT think that there's something messed up about it, then you are smoking some pretty hard s***. This movie is easily one of the greatest movies of all time, directed y the greatest filmaker who ever lived, Stanley Kubrick.
The movie is told in three parts, though there is no distinguishing between the parts. You have to guess.
Part one is about a gang of white 18 year old anarchists in a dark, gritty London. Their days are mostly spent doing the following: Rape, murder, drugs, and beating up poor people. Pretty normal 18 year old behavior, as you can see. Unfortunately, the gang's leader Alex DeLarge (the ultimate bad-ass) is caught beating an old guy and raping his wife, and he is subsequently sent to jail.
Part two is mostly about …