A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Stanley Kubrick

Genre: Drama
Released: 1972-02-09
Rated: R
Length: 2h 16min
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8.1/10
8.1
From 5,176 Ratings

Being the adventures of a young man...who loved a bit of the old ultra-violence...went to jail, was brainwashed...and came out cured...or was he? In a futuristic welfare state, Alex (Malcolm McDowell), a vicious young hoodlum, sleeps all day and spends his nights roaming the city with his droogs (friends), assaulting innocent people in the streets and in their homes. Finally captured by the police, Alex undergoes rehabilitation in the form of aversion therapy as brutal and horrifying as any of his offenses.


  • Wrong Aspect Ratio

    1
    By heuerj88
    The film should be in 1.66:1, but it’s cropped to 1.78:1. A lot of people probably won’t notice or care but since this film is a classic, I think it’s odd to needlessly crop the frame.

  • A Thematic and Artistic Masterwork

    5
    By NorthernHarrier
    This is the most intelligently provacative movie I have ever seen. It is also the most perfectly realized artistic movie masterwork I have ever seen, with the exception of Kubrick's equally-amazing 2001: A Space Odyssey. All of the elements of this movie - the acting, the direction, the cinematography, the music, and the script, work together perfectly to jolt you to attention, keep you riveted, and challenge you with insight at the perfectly dark ending that leaves bare the obvious realities about human violence that are not going to be easily solved if we are to retain our humanity. This is one of the very few "must-see" movies for every movie-lover, even though it is often a difficult movie to watch. See it.

  • Not a dark comedy, just revoltingly twisted

    3
    By Furutan1
    From an intellectual standpoint alone this is a good movie, but it is basically a lot of goings-on in the providing of what turns out of be a simple message. Honestly, the content and story are too revolting to truly get into as a viewer. It is not a movie I would purchase, as after one viewing that is all you would ever want to see of it. The only thing of enduring interest is that you get to see what Darth Vader (Dave Prowse, who plays the bodybuilder / caretaker for the old man) looks like in real life. My advice is that unless you want the content of this movie to dog you for years, don't watch it. If you have a passing interest in classical music, avoid it at all costs. While this movie is a work of art of sorts, it makes not positive contribution to society in any way but rather degrades it. While I respect Kubrik's effort here, I think it represents a disservice to the art.

  • A Clockwork Orange

    5
    By Moviefan1000
    I think that this Stanley Kubrick classic was a story about a man named Alex and his droogs and I thought it was interesting. AWESOME

  • This is a classic of the ultra-violent!!!

    5
    By GhostOfDeath rates
    This is has to be my favorite movie of all time! I can see this over and over again and not get bored!

  • If you don't get it you are not paying attention

    5
    By jpizze
    A brilliant amazing film. Hands down classic.

  • Dr. Strangelove

    5
    By Miracid
    Yes Doctor, This is a 2001 Space Odyssey home run. See it with your Eyes Wide shut.

  • Another Brilliant Movie From Kubrick

    5
    By Kimbuscus
    First of all i wanna say that im a huge fan of Kubrick who also made The Shining which is my favorite horror movie of all times and now this where to start..This movie is by far the best ive ever since the performances were amazing despite the movie having bunch of hater like the saying haters gonna hate.im 17 and i enjoyed every second of it and im sure everyone loved it as well we all fell in love and hated Alex at the same time but i dont know i jist love him for being a psycho reminds me of Tate for some reason :) so i give this a huge 5 star for making another masterpiece.

  • A thoughtful meditation on violence in media

    5
    By TheReviewingShinobi
    I believe that Ghostdog650, a fellow reviewer, has missed the point of this movie. First and foremost, it is satire. It isn't ACTUALLY glorifying r*pe, murder, and theft. It's decrying them. He says that they should "make a movie about murdering grandmothers and sit around and call it a masterpiece." This movie isn't a masterpiece because of the violence. That happens to be present in the movie. The waves of philosophy present throughout are what elevate this film above the rest. I say to you, Ghostdog650, go watch Fast and Furious.

  • One of my all time favorite movie!

    5
    By Love_this_show
    I loved this movie. Stanley Kubrick has created a masterpiece. And it totally has to be one of the best movie I've ever seen.