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New York Daily News
January 29, 2016
A mind shattering experience with its exaggerated violence and outrageous vulgarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Andrew Sarris
Village Voice
February 6, 2013
A painless, bloodless, and ultimately pointless futuristic fantasy.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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
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TIME Magazine
August 22, 2008
A merciless, demoniac satire in the future imperfect.
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A.D. Murphy
Variety
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.
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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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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.
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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
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
At once [Kubrick's] most thematically problematic film and his most unforgettably sensational.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A most unusual -- and disorienting -- movie experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
It demands thought, compels the attention, and refuses to be dismissed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4