A Clockwork Orange is an ideological mess, a paranoid right-wing fantasy masquerading as an Orwellian warning.
| Original Score: 2/4
Ice cold, indecent, and way too obvious to be in any way deep.
| Original Score: 2/5
A very bad film -- snide, barely competent, and overdrawn -- that enjoys a perennial popularity, perhaps because its confused moral position appeals to the secret Nietzscheans within us.
A painless, bloodless, and ultimately pointless futuristic fantasy.
A sexless, inhuman film, whose power derives from a ruthless subordination of its content to the demands of telling a good story.
A violent meditation on violence. Not for kids.
| Original Score: 3/5
The rare film that hits you in the head and stomach simultaneously.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
It demands thought, compels the attention, and refuses to be dismissed.
| Original Score: 4/4
May be Kubrick's greatest film, for its lasting influence and social significance.
A film chiefly about making us watch terrible things and recognising that we have made the choice to watch them. It's a dirty trick to play on a viewer, but a fair one.
| Original Score: 9/10
Remains as unsettling and shocking today as the day it was released.
| Original Score: 5/5
[VIDEO ESSAY] There's Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange," and then there's everything else.
| Original Score: A+
It's a very dark message, but maybe that's why the film caught on as a video cult item in the 80s.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Stanley Kubrick's latest film takes the heavy realities of the 'do-your-thing' and 'law-and-order' syndromes, runs them through a cinematic centrifuge, and spews forth the commingled comic horrors of a regulated society.
A visual joyride, something that is terrifyingly pertinent in an eerie sort of way.
| Original Score: B+
Real horrorshow, that.
| Original Score: 94/100
Jarring, uncomfortable, surprisingly moving and ultimately unforgettable.
"A Clockwork Orange" is on of Kubrick's best and a marvelous adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel.
| Original Score: 5/5
All of Kubricks films have generated controversy, but this one engendered outright hostility.
| Original Score: 8/10
Spectacular, operatic, colorful, and exquisitely photographed.