viktorgarre's Rating of A Clockwork Orange

viktor's Review of A Clockwork Orange

4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange(1971)

This film is probably one of the best films in history. At least, that is what most of the people say.
I can say, this film is very visual, all the scenes have a perfect image created by the conjugation of all the details that compose the scene; innovative way of using music, to help the development of the situation or just to have the perfect background sound. I can also say that the satire is evident in every moment, the politic irony, the psychotherapy denounce; and of course, an impeccable performance by Malcolm McDowell. But, all that is beyond what I think first when I see something like this: a massive gratuitous and unpleasant use of violence, with the only aim of... entertain?
A number of disgusting sequences infect the good intention througout the film.
Yes, it's provocative. And the sexual symbols create some kind of different world, far from ours, but it's excessive, the way that is shown here.
Prepare yourself to have very visual anguishing moments and a very unpleasant sensation.