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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.
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
February 9, 2006
Ice cold, indecent, and way too obvious to be in any way deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
February 6, 2013
A painless, bloodless, and ultimately pointless futuristic fantasy.
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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.
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
June 24, 2015
There is no other director who can transfix the human condition with such galvanic images.
May 2, 2016
Individual and group violence in the present day, keep this film relevant and full of wisdom. [Full review in Spanish]
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.
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
January 1, 2000
It demands thought, compels the attention, and refuses to be dismissed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 25, 2005
May be Kubrick's greatest film, for its lasting influence and social significance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
July 30, 2007
Remains as unsettling and shocking today as the day it was released.
Full Review | Original Score: 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+
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
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.
January 1, 2000
A visual joyride, something that is terrifyingly pertinent in an eerie sort of way.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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