Overall Rank: 75
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 998
Theatrical Release Date: 12/17/1971
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke, Adrienne Corri, Carl Duering
Plot: In a futuristic British society Alex and his Droogs enjoy the finer things in life: sex and violence. When Alex is arrested he volunteers for a new "aversion therapy" with the end result that violence and sex now make him physically ill. Back in society he finds that things are much different.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/05/2019
Although its possible glamorizations of anarchy and violence may pose mixed feelings, its message of society's sick demand for conformity is undeniable, and "A Clockwork Orange" is a must see film that exposes this in the most twisted and gut-lurching way possible.
worleyjamers - wrote on 06/25/2014
Another one of Kubrick's films that I liked, but at the same time I didn't. There certainly are many classic elements in this film that are well worth while, but I was still left with that same sense that I felt upon watching other Kubrick classics (2001 and The Shining)...why am I supposed to care? I understand what the film is about, but I don't get the point of the film. After I watched this film the only thing I could think was... "okay." The concept of this film is intriguing and it was certainly ahead of it's time and is still unlike anything I've seen. Malcolm McDowell is really good in this.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/05/2014
In a futuristic British society Alex and his Droogs enjoy the finer things in life: sex and violence. When Alex is arrested he volunteers for a new "aversion therapy" with the end result that violence and sex now make him physically ill. Back in society he finds that things are much different. Stanley Kubrick always nails it on the sport I mean this movie makes singing in the rain look Bad in a good way. Malcolm McDowell is a creepy young sod that no body whats to mess with him.
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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 …
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Snoogans - wrote on 2010-02-01 00:33
I loved the movie mostly for its originality. I didn't sit there and think about all the hidden meanings behind everything and try to analyze it just cause I was told it was deep and complex, like most movies of this type. Instead of that, I just watched the damn thing and what I found was something that entertained me in a way I've never witnessed before and it struck a chord with me in some indescribable way. Most films of this caliber, that I say I "love", just have a hold on me that …
The Scripted - wrote on 2009-03-12 16:46
I recently came across a page of glowing reviews about this particular film and I nearly threw up. 4 stars here, and 4 stars there when this film is clearly flawed and you are subliminally being made to love it. Don't get me wrong, I loved Alex's character and Malcolm McDowell is as brilliant as they come in this flick, but there was too much unnecessary dialogue, it ran for far too long, and as Stanley Kubrik (who I absolutely adore) tries to convey that society is terrible and have created …