A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

1971, R, 137 min. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Adrienne Corri, Aubrey Morris.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., Nov. 4, 1999

Now that all is said and done, it’s clear that A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey will be Stanley Kubrick’s lasting artistic legacy, not his “penultimate” movie of last summer, Eyes Wide Shut. Pulled from theatrical circulation for most of this year, A Clockwork Orange is now back in circulation, and the Alamo has it. A chilling classic, the movie is a scabrous satire about human deviance, brutality, and social conditioning that has remained a visible part of the ongoing public debate about violence and the movies.

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KEYWORDS FOR THIS FILM

A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Adrienne Corri, Aubrey Morris

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