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A Clockwork Orange Reviews

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March 22, 2018
It has a central failure of courage and confidence, manifest in its need to caricature (bold in manner, timid at heart) and in its determination that nobody except Alex had better get a chance.
November 27, 2017
It's one of those meant-to-be films whose refutation of every conceivable criticism has been pre-programmed into the work itself.
November 9, 2017
Like all of his movies, Stanley Kubrick's direction is simply astonishing in every frame; from the warped angles to the eerie motion and surreal atmosphere, it just all adds to the disturbing, deranged environment/mindscape Kubrick's trying to create.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
May 2, 2016
Individual and group violence in the present day, keep this film relevant and full of wisdom. [Full review in Spanish]
February 17, 2016
If pride of place must go to A Clockwork Orange, it is because this chilling and mesmeric adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel could well become one of the seminal movies of the seventies.
February 16, 2016
What our nightmares have accustomed us to see in dreams, Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange shows us in broad daylight. It is one of the most unsettling films in the whole of cinema.
January 29, 2016
A mind shattering experience with its exaggerated violence and outrageous vulgarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 24, 2015
There is no other director who can transfix the human condition with such galvanic images.
May 30, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 6, 2013
A painless, bloodless, and ultimately pointless futuristic fantasy.
January 18, 2013
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, while of another order, is as spectacular as in 2001.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2011
A violent meditation on violence. Not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 4, 2010
The rare film that hits you in the head and stomach simultaneously.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 25, 2009
[VIDEO ESSAY] There's Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange," and then there's everything else.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
June 28, 2009
The music made me do it
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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August 22, 2008
A merciless, demoniac satire in the future imperfect.
July 23, 2008
Producer-director Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel is a strangely overwhelming experience %u2013 at time contemptible, and yet always valid in its sardonic outlook.
February 22, 2008
Ambitious and stylized (perhaps to a fault), Kubrick's poignantly prophetic satire of crime and punishment, redemption and free will, is still much misunderstood by critics emphasizing its ultra-violence.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 19, 2007
Spectacular, operatic, colorful, and exquisitely photographed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 3, 2007
All of Kubricks films have generated controversy, but this one engendered outright hostility.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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