Atom User Reviews for A Clockwork Orange

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#mustseebro
#great
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Ale M
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#great
#alldialogue
#mustseebro
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Adam G
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Patrick L
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#terrifying
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Selinda O

Metacritic

88

A Clockwork Orange ultimately asks: how deep is sin’s hold—on Alex, and on us? This being a Kubrick film—and considering that it leaves us with Beethoven’s Ninth triumphantly, transgressively ringing once more in Alex’s ears, after a fall from a window knocks the Ludovico out of him—the movie doesn’t seem to think humanity is worthy of an answer. To A Clockwork Orange, we’re all droogs at heart.

Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
80

Granted, the gratuitous nature of the hyper-violence is not for everyone’s stomach, including mine in moments. What is undeniable is the rigour to which Kubrick conducted his creative team, actors and himself to offer a new approach to filmmaking. As Burgess wrote in the novel “The colours of the real world only seem really real when you watch them on a screen” wholeheartedly matches Kubrick’s graphically engaging ninth feature.

Metacritic review by Alasdair Bayman
Alasdair Bayman
CineVue