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A Clockwork Orange Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
A Clockwork Orange is an ideological mess, a paranoid right-wing fantasy masquerading as an Orwellian warning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 9, 2006
Ice cold, indecent, and way too obvious to be in any way deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 8, 2007
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.
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Andrew Sarris
Village Voice
February 6, 2013
A painless, bloodless, and ultimately pointless futuristic fantasy.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
A sexless, inhuman film, whose power derives from a ruthless subordination of its content to the demands of telling a good story.
Tony Palmer
The Spectator
June 24, 2015
There is no other director who can transfix the human condition with such galvanic images.
Lucero Solórzano
May 2, 2016
Individual and group violence in the present day, keep this film relevant and full of wisdom. [Full review in Spanish]
Afsheen Nomai
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
A violent meditation on violence. Not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Newman
September 4, 2010
The rare film that hits you in the head and stomach simultaneously.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
It demands thought, compels the attention, and refuses to be dismissed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 25, 2005
May be Kubrick's greatest film, for its lasting influence and social significance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
Remains as unsettling and shocking today as the day it was released.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
July 25, 2009
[VIDEO ESSAY] There's Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange," and then there's everything else.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 17, 2004
It's a very dark message, but maybe that's why the film caught on as a video cult item in the 80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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A.D. Murphy
May 8, 2007
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.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
A visual joyride, something that is terrifyingly pertinent in an eerie sort of way.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Real horrorshow, that.
Read More | Original Score: 94/100
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Jarring, uncomfortable, surprisingly moving and ultimately unforgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 21, 2002
"A Clockwork Orange" is on of Kubrick's best and a marvelous adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel.
| Original Score: 5/5
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