A Clockwork Orange

1971

Action / Crime / Drama / Sci-Fi

288
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 100%
IMDb Rating 8.3 10 658294

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David Prowse as Julian
Steven Berkoff as Det. Const. Tom
Adolf Hitler as Himself
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MovieAddict2016 10 / 10

One of Kubrick's best

To say that the Alex character from Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" is unlikable is like saying the Manson family was sort of bad. He's not just unlikable; he's despicable, terrifying, sick, twisted, and ultimately a haunting embodiment of all our greatest realistic fears and worries. But Alex does not see himself as a sick person. The key to this is in his voice-over narrative.

Alex does not see himself as a pervert, just as we do not see our own flaws and Ramond Babbitt did not see his own autism. To us, we are all normal, which is a scary thought.

"A Clockwork Orange," which was originally released in 1973 after an appeal for an R rating (that was granted after originally being tagged as an X-rated motion picture), had been banned from Britain for close to thirty years. Most film fans in Europe will tell you that they had seen the movie on grainy bootleg videotapes years ago when they were young and curious.

But for those of us lucky enough to enjoy (or squirm through) "A Clockwork Orange" in its entire odd splendor, it is an experience you are likely to never forget. Its characters, its style, its subject matter, its explicit material--all of it combines to create a marvelous whole that will stay with you long after the credits stop rolling.

Essentially a tale focused on Alex's journeys in jail and his process of being re-submitted to the world after inhumane treatments to cure the evil out of him, "A Clockwork Orange" is indeed as offbeat as its title.

All tales of redemption involve characters that we gradually come to appreciate, or like, or--at the very least--learn to tolerate. Not "A Clockwork Orange." Our narrator remains the same throughout the movie, always an incarnation of everything wrong in today's modern world. He goes through no cleansing process and by the end of the film we like him less than we did at the beginning. That's daring.

Reviewed by andrewroy-04316 9 / 10

A movie as symbolic and entertaining as the book

Kubrick makes many choices that make a difficult adaptation very successful. The themes of government intervention and freedom are explored similarly to the book, and is at the core of each. Kubrick does a phenomenal job of characterizing Alex as one who always acts in his own self-interest. One of my favorite elements of the movie is how music was used, both the 9th symphony as a symbol of individual freedom as well as the dark, omnipresent score. While it is intensely violent and unrelenting, it is a great movie with a resounding ending, strong acting, and thematic relevance.

Reviewed by gwnightscream 7 / 10

Bizarre Sci-Fi-Drama!

Malcolm McDowell stars in Stanley Kubrick's 1971 sci-fi-drama based on the novel. This takes place in the future and McDowell (Rob Zombie's Halloween) plays Alex, a sadistic, young man who commits acts of rape and violence along with his friends. Soon, he's arrested and volunteers to be an experimental test subject for the prison which alters his mind and body. This is a bizarre film, McDowell gives a terrific performance and I like Wendy Carlos' atmospheric score. I recommend this.

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