A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Where to begin about a film like A Clockwork Orange. Stanley Kubrick's visceral futuristic thriller told in a way only Stanley Kubrick could tell it, A Clockwork Orange is just as effective and disturbing today as it was upon its original release. Malcolm McDowell stars as Alex, a teenager whos main interests are rape, ultra-violence, and Ludwig van Beethoven. Upon being sold out by his fellow "droogs", Alex is sent to prison, where he hears of an experimental procedure that will get him out of prison and make sure he never gets back in...but at what price?
McDowell gave an Oscar worthy performance, although he was snubbed by the Academy and wasn't even nominated. His portrayal of a morally wayward teenager not only grips you into loving him but scares you into hating him. I have not seen a performance of equal caliber by such a young actor in my entire life. Alexander DeLarge will go down in history as one of the greatest characters in cinematic history.
But how could I continue without mentioning the amazing direction of Stanley Kubrick. What other man would take such a happy and endearing song like "Singin In the Rain" and relate it to such an appalling act as a rape. But besides that, Kubrick consistently keeps the viewer interested with his use of camera work, classical music, and awe-inspiring sets.
With a running time of approximately 2 hours, A Clockwork Orange manages to keep the audience enthralled and immersed in its world of horror and beauty and is guaranteed to entertain. But be warned, this movie is not for the faint of heart, and is in fact deeply disturbing. When first released, A Clockwork Orange was a center of controversy in England. All over people were committing crimes resembling those in the movie. After threats made on him and his family, Kubrick pulled the movie from theaters. My rating: (10/10)


  1. another amazing review *golf claps*
    you are skilled

  2. I agree this movie is very good, viewers should aware of nudity and weepy young devotchkas while watching this film.

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Movies given a 10/10

  • Milk
  • In Bruges
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • The Dark Knight
  • Iron Man
  • No Country For Old Men
  • The Shining
  • A Clockwork Orange