A Clockwork Orange Synopsis
Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his droogs barbarize in a decaying near-future.
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
Kubrick's contributions are his wit and his eye. The wit, too much at times, is as biting as in "Dr. Strangelove," and the production,...
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TV Guide

Kubrick's liberal, anti-authoritarian reading of Anthony Burgess's very Catholic allegorical novel is morally confused but tremendously...
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By Kim Newman
A much-maligned and misunderstood classic, this is one of Kubrick's finest movies.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
A chilling classic, the movie is a scabrous satire about human deviance, brutality, and social conditioning that has remained a visible...
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By James Berardinelli
It demands thought, compels the attention, and refuses to be dismissed. And, for that reason, A Clockwork Orange must be considered a...
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The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
It seems to me that by describing horror with such elegance and beauty, Kubrick has created a very disorienting but human comedy, not warm...
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A brilliant nightmare... The film employs outrageous vulgarity, stark brutality and some sophisticated comedy to make an opaque argument...
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Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
The first punk tragicomedy, a chain-whipped cartoon meditation on Good, Evil, and Free Will that is as seductive as it is tasteless. That...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is just plain talky and boring. You know there's something wrong with a movie when the last third feels like the last half.
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Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
A very bad film--snide, barely competent, and overdrawn--that enjoys a perennial popularity, perhaps because its confused moral position...
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Five Word Review

By redyeah
Smart brutal shocking bizzare epic...

Still great filmmaking

By oldtimefans
Just as good as we remembered from seeing it 40 years ago, and more relevant than ever. It captured Burgess' dark vision of the future perfectly....

Classic Dark Comedy

By indewrtr88
Clockwork is the classic dark comedy. Becuase although in many ways it is quite disturbing, it is also quite funny. It takes a idea that sounds like the cure to all crimes and criminals and shows...

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By littlegoosegarza
Classic, not for everyone but, great for free thinkers and people who can expand their horizons!...

A Clockwork Orange

By kiwishorts
Before you see the movie, I'd definitely suggest reading the book A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. The book and movie are both worth spending a few hours of your life on, though be warned, they...


By dcijunkie12
Your life won't ever be complete unless you view this wonderfully horrifying movie. A+++++++++++++...

A clock work mess

By amakhosi
Stanley Kubric's classic was an interesting attempt fuse senseless violence and humor which definetley hits below the mark. A story about young juveniles who run around commiting senseless violence...

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By miss_x_apples
Beautiful, sick, twisted, incredible. I just find it very interesting that the prolems in society depicted in the film are still rampant today. I loved everything about this movie, and while Alex...

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By lord-o-movies
amazing movie a weird storyline i the whole movie was about him and his gang but it is still a great movie...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under A violent meditation on violence; graphic and disturbing.
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