In the Britain of the near future, a sadistic punk leads a gang on nightly rape and murder sprees, then is captured and becomes the subject of a grim experiment to eradicate his violent tendencies in this extraordinary adaptation of Anthony Burgess's controversial novel. The film is an exhilarating experience, with an outstanding performance by McDowell as the funny, fierce psychopath. Many memorable, disturbing sequences, including a rape conducted while assailant McDowell belts "Singing in the Rain." Truly outstanding, provocative work from master filmmaker Kubrick.
Brilliant and shocking. NWRdr4 at 2010-01-31 16:01:04
Despite the disturbing nature of the film, A Clockwork Orange remains a real treat to the eyes and ears--Kubrick brings a beautifully psychedelic visual style to the movie, as well as a score of wonderful classical music. The script is great; a near-perfect adaptation of Burgess's novel. The acting is also amazing, as is the cinematography (Kubrick was a near-obsessive perfectionist, and it shows in every masterful shot).