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Adult Written byABullworthy September 2, 2014

Stanley did it again. Bring out the ultra violence

Great movie, but ultra violent. Not very bloody but lots of people been beaten with poles. 2 attempted rape scenes with full frontal nudity of women. A sped up sex scene. Lots of graphic sexual art. A women gets beaten with a sex toy .This movie is known to be very disturbing but it is a great movie. 18+.
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Parent Written byMatt B. November 11, 2015

Very graphic in both violence and sexuality

Not for anybody under 17. This is rated NC-17, it's a crime movie about rape and sexual assault. There is graphic nudity and graphic sexuality/rape throughout.
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Adult Written byMostlysane April 6, 2013

Quite surprised!

Might contain spoilers: I believe this movie has a definite message. However, I have never seen such a sexual movie. On of the first scenes is a naked young woman trying to escape the grasp of men trying to rape her. In the men's lair, there are many naked statues of women with colored pubic hair, but it could be argued that this is just art. Similarly, all houses in the movie have paintings that depict women sexually. On woman is raped (and murdered) with a giant penis statue. One woman has her clothes cut off, and rape is implied. One scene is literally porn, but it is sped up so it is difficult to keep track of what is going on. On woman is shown naked with men raping her. (This happens in plain sight.) Finally, there are two more displays of full nudity by the both the main (male) character and a woman toward the end. (I forgot to mention, the main character has sexual fantasies about women.) The swearing seems insignificant compared to the sexual violence. The violence is not morbid, but characters are beat up well. The main character is tortured by a "treatment". In short: Many scenes of full nudity/rape/violence. The main character is probably a sociopath.
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Adult Written bythebeatlesrule July 16, 2012

Parents need to know that...

The movie revolves around a mentally disabled man who's obsessed with rape, gang violence, torture, and more disturbing activity. Not for anyone under 18.
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Parent Written byHannibalPhil April 27, 2013

A Masterpiece

A Clockwork Orange is the finest film that has ever been made, in my view. Stanley Kubrick has made so many masterpieces, and is by far the best director that ever graced our world. A Clockwork Orange is simply his finest hour! The film grabs you and glues you to your seat from start to finish. Malcolm McDowell gives us a shining example of superior acting, and the movie is as perverted as any of Kubrick's masterpieces (and then some!). It contains horrifying violence, extreme emotions, perversity and weirdness at it's very worst. It all boils down to serve you a plethora of thoughts for you to take with you and contemplate, after the film ends.However, with all the perversity bursting out of this film, you will probably NOT like this film the first time you see it. I know I didn't. Fortunately, I gave it a second chance, and thought: Hey, it was actually not bad at all. After the third time, I was lost for words.After the fourth time, there was little doubt in my mind, that this was the finest film ever made, and regardless of how many great masterpieces I see, A Clockwork Orange still towers above them. I'm sure you'll agree, if you give it the chance it deserves, although it may require for you to see it more than once. One more thing for you parent out there. Keep your kids away from this film.
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Adult Written bycritic sense November 5, 2012

Recommended Rating: 18+ for graphic sexual content, sexual violence, disturbing scenes and drug use

This film deals with themes of violence and centers on a gang of boys under 18 years old that rape women, do unlawful acts and get into "ultra-violence". There is explicit sexual content, including a graphic sex scene (which is fast-forwarded), a rape scene, many other attempted rape scenes, and full-frontal nudity. There is also a lot of suggestive content and sexual imagery throughout. The violence is not graphic or gory, but there is a lot of sexual violence and rape. These scenes may be too disturbing for some viewers and are not recommended for minors. There are a lot of scenes where characters are punched, kicked, whipped or beaten up, sometimes with bloody results. The gang of boys go to bars and get drunk. The main character gets injected with an experimental drug. The language is strong but infrequent, with only 2 F-words.
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Parent of a 17 year old Written bylogmaniac November 18, 2009

perfect for kids 17 and older

its explicit sex scenes and violent and nudity way innapropriate
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Parent Written by56 YEARS OLD MOVIES July 9, 2012

VERY GOOD

Its a brilliant film but not good for young teens. very violent and sexual including rape and full frontal and rear nudity of both male and female.
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Adult Written byREDSOX101 July 21, 2009

Great Piece of Art SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW

I would say that the movie is really a gem of an art piece. The use of excellent imagery coupled with pretty out-of-the-place background score tells us about the uniqueness of this movie. Stanley Kubrick has really applied a lot of thought into this. The director wants the audience to feel something as bad not because he is showing it as bad but because it really is bad. The background music accompanying the ultra violent scenes is comical, and not dramatic or anything else that is commonly associated with such scenes. This gives the viewer an opportunity to feel the bitterness not because the music hints so but because he himself feels so. Viewer's emotions should arise irrespective of what the director is trying to show, and this is one of the greatest successes of the movie. Another glorifying feature is the central idea of the movie. If a human is striped of the choice to choose from good and evil, he no longer remains a human, he becomes a clockwork. When Alex is brain-washed and "programmed" to choose only good, he wasn't accepted by the society and this shows the irony in the objectives of the British Government. The word Orange from the title presumably comes from the word "Ourange" that loosely means man. And hence the title is so appropriate to the movie. The artificiality in dialogues and sets give the movie a unique feature and enhance the grip on it. This also means that the viewer has to get more involved. This is definitely one of the best technically shot movies, another masterpiece of Kubrick like the Space Oddessey. For the uninitiated, set in near future Britain, the movie shows Malcom MacDowell as the head of a group of youngsters involved in sexual violence. Turn of the events leave the protagonist in the hands of the police. Worried by the growing number of prisoners the British Government devises a method of "programming" them so that they always choose the good. Alex is chosen as one of those on which the new system is to be tested. The rest unfolds as a saga of the very human characteristic. Lastly, I would like to say that you may be compelled to leave the movie in between, but if you are watching it for art and cinematic experience, I recommend you to sit through.
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Parent Written bygrapelover46 September 13, 2012

Violent and sexual moments and themes in this movie are not kid's stuff.

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Adult Written bypedroandralme September 21, 2015

Well, pretty good....

It is really a good movie, but parents should be aware that it has too much sex. For those who know Kubrick's movies should know that his movies are not intended for children. But if you saw "The Shining" with your kid (15 under) it should be alright, maybe skip or fast forward the rape scenes...
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Parent Written bydittoface May 4, 2015

An amazing film, but very shocking

The violence isn't that graphic due to the outdated effects. The films is quite sexual, all the rape scenes are attempted or not shows except for one which is briefly shows. There is one sex scene in the entire film, it is a threesome but it is done in very fast motion so it's not graphic. The film has strong message about the government, and who the real victim is?
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Adult Written byfenixataris182 April 9, 2008
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Adult Written bydavyborn July 16, 2012

Stanley Kubricks Iconic surrealist dark comedy is definitely not for young teens

Stanley Kubricks unforgettable 1971 neo-surrealist science-fiction thriller is a film that is made memorable more by it's boatloads of disturbing sexual imagery, violence, explicit nudity and numerous rape sequences, than it is memorable for it's production design and special effects. Still, even upon viewing the film in 2012, it still holds a certain range of power and visual trauma to it's viewer. The polot of them film has been proclaimed over and over again over the past 40 years, I'm sure, but I think that I will take a hack at it, just in case there really is somebody out there who still does not know the basic plotlines of this film. Now, A Clockwork Orange takes place in a near-futuristic London society where teenage street gangs and crminals run wild and rampant. One of the gang-leaders of this particular gang, is Alex, played, again, in a unforgettable performance by Malcolm Mcdowall (who spent the rest of his career, as he continues to do, to live it down in as many ways as he possibly can, it seems), which is one of the most sadistic, yet ironic characters ever portrayed on film. He is a completely and utter little monster, too be sure, but we also sypmathize greatly with him, even during the early stages of his character, and the movie, where he finally gets caught after a night of debauchery with his "droogs". He is forced into a prison, where, after two long years of imprisonment, he finally becomes aware of a certain treatment, which is being tested by a group of scientists, which is apparantly supposed to de-condition criminals from there evil ways, thus rendering them harmless, and normal and completely sane civilians. But, soonafter being discovered over and over again by the people who he had done severe wrong towards in the past, he soon pays for what he has done, even if he has already been through the deconditioning process. A Clockwork orange is often said to be one of Stanley Kubricks best films, but, I respectfully disagree. While it is a very good film, indeed, it is still certainly a flawed one: At 137 minutes, you feel like you just watched a film with an extra 43 minutes tacked onto it's running time. Like most Stanley Kubrick films, the pace is as slow as a gelaten mold, making for a very rough narrative. But, the film has plenty of excellent moments, special effects and art direction that it makes for a very surreal and fascinating watch, and it is definitely a film that is worth watching over and over again. Now, A Clockwork Orange was originally given a X Rating back in 1971 (Which is now called the NC-17 Rating), and that is for good reason; A Clockwork Orange is wall-to-tall with some of the most disturbing images and scenes of violence that you will probably ever see in a major mainstream film: There are many, many scenes of violence, mainly consisting of beatings, rapes, gang fights, breaking and enteringsthroat slicings, hand slicings, drownings, psychological and mental torture-all with lotès of blood, gruesome wounds and vicious sound effects. Also, there is a very equal amount of sexual content, which includes several previously mentioned rapes with full-frontal nudity, a long but very sped-up scene of a threesome with full nudity of everyone involved and full view of the sex acts that they are partaking in, countless images of almost random nudity, dozens of topless women and several paintings of artistic pornography which are all very explicit. And, finally, there is infrequent but strong profanity, including several uses each of sh-t, f-ck, a--, g-dd-mn, h-l, b-st-rd, b-tch and more. A Clockwork Orange is a film that is mainly remembered for itès distrubing imagery and extremely effective performance by the than young malcolm Mcdowall, and it is a film that still resonates in the subconcious of any individual who will still partake in the viewing of this film.
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Adult Written byLucien April 29, 2011
This movie is extremely violent and basically has everything an overly careful parent would despise. However this movie is a masterpiece. I went to college for film and even the professors admitted that this is arguably the best movie ever made.
Adult Written bySam Marrick March 15, 2016

Explicit

The films opening moments feature plastic but graphically anitomically detailed nude female statues that squirt milk and from breats and are activated by pulling a stick positioned under thier genitals. A drawn out sexual assault with screams and struggling occurs starts fully clothed and ending in full frontal female nudity. After a fight commences she runs away. Lots of vaginal and phallic artwork shown throughout. 3 topless woman fan a man on a sofa. A gang rape is depicted in a film with full frontal female nudity show up close as well an assailant violently thrusting as other hold the woman down. A fast forwarded threesome is shown with glimpes of full frontal male and female nudity (when slowed down its pornographically explicit). In a hallucination Alex tries to grab a topless woman's breasts (seen with underview) but cant. The most infanous scene on the film involved young men trashing a home as they beat and toss around a couple and bind the woman and cut off her garment with scissors piece by piece untill full frontal nudity is clearly visible. The rapist drops his pants and we briefly see his testicles. A mural is vandalized with graffiti depicting erect and ejaculating penises ment to look like they are violating other chracter in the mural. A man is shown being ridden by a nude woman in the snow with breasts visible. A well endowed topless nurse emerges from a curtain after a man is woken up by sexual sounds she and her partner were making (he is fully clothed). Beatings shown one on a screen with blood. Psychological internal torture through music. A man is kicked in the ribs and forced to lick a dirty boot. One F word. The film is execllently crafted, transgressive, and unforgettable yes, but it struck me as surprisingly hollow. The main message of the film is "you cant force anyone to be good" and "we should pay attention to our youth early on so they dont get easily messed up" and it gets that message across quite easily. With its images of neglect and decay. Yet the film feels overlong and over stylized. Why do the droogs wear cod pieces and bleeding nipples? Why does Alex like Beethoven? Why does do other gangs dress like military grunts? Why is this society obsessed with phallic artwork? Is it to show the casual attitudes society has taken towards sex and debauchery? If so why not explore how that happens because just being open about sex doesnt instantly make one depraved. Maybe (other than a plot device for the climax) Beetoven is to show how psychos can have unlikely outlets. If so why do we need to consider this? Why did we need to see a fast forwarded three way sex secion with Alex and 2 girls form the record store? The garbage everywhere and vulgar lewd graffiti on artwork evidences a neglected society, yet soemtimes one cant help but say "we got the point". The film doesnt always seem to deserve to be so explicit. That drawn out comic book esque gang fight scene was pretty spectacular though. That said, the film in never boring. The scene at the end where alex is trapped and forced to listen to music that now hurts him is tense, emotionally explosive and ends perfectly. The satirical humor can be sly and clever at times (my favorite is how Alex is awoken form a coma because he feels pained when he hears a foctor and nurse having sex in the stall across form him, which also works for exposing a double standard on how bad things get equated with normal practices with uneven punishment [a brutal rape scene and a tender love scene that happens to have nudity will both get you an R rating] as well as saying many normal/ professional people like to do rowdy young people things that arent inherently bad) and there are soemtimes surreal images that make sense, such as the last scene when people watch him copulating with a girl in the snow. This scene does successfully what i felt earlier scenes missed the point of. Peopel will feel sorry for him and adore him after the experiments so he can screw around as he pleases and still be pure and guiltless in the public eye who will take it all out on the society that tried to better him through dishonorable forceful means. Coem to think of it i seem find this film overrated just because of its simplicity and straitforwardness or its message. Its effective and is thrilling and stimulating in a pulpy way but i would have appreciated more in depth analysis of societal decay rather than a throwaway line exposition drop from an old homeless man.
Adult Written byluckymac219 March 9, 2011

For Mature Teens ONLY

An excellent classic film, but NOT appropriate for kids or young teenagers. A mature teenager, however, would be able to understand its context.
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Written byAnonymous March 8, 2016

Bizarre. Disturbing. Satirical. Amazing.

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE is an extremely intense movie. This is not a movie meant for kids, unless they understand the important morals of the plot. Unlike many films made these days, the violence serves a purpose. Nevertheless it is very inappropriate. Many times, people are beaten by a group of teenagers with clubs. A scene of near rape (full frontal female nudity) which is interrupted, an intense scene of beatings and rape in which we see full frontal nudity once again when her clothes are cut up. A a teen boy goes through an intense, emotional reconditioning process. He is forced to watch a video where a man is beat and begins to bleed and a woman is raped. A woman is seen in the reconditioning process wearing only underwear. There is a sped-up sex scene with a boy and two girls. A nurse's breasts are seen as she puts her clothes back on. In a dream sequence, a boy and a topless girl have sex in the snow. Many characters are surrounded by erotic imagery. A brief glimpse of a boy's penis is seen. Language is not really an issue. The f-word is used at least once. Again, there is violence, mainly rape and beatings. The most violent moment is when a boy and a woman have a fight. He holds a penis statue while she tries to attack him with another. He eventually knocks her out and kills her with the statue. A boy and his gang drink milk with drugs that is given out by a naked statue woman's nipples.
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Adult Written byVivienne_G January 23, 2015

Best movie ever! Not for the youngins!

This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. I watched it for the first time when I was ten under the very irresponsible watch of my at the time 15 year old brother. While it is a great movie it is very intense. I would show it to a kid AT LEAST 14 years old. And even at 14 it really depends on the child. See how they can take very intense rape scenes and ultraviolence. Otherwise extremely great movie. A real horror show!!
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