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(out of 33 reviews)
AGE
15
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Review this title!
Parent of a 17 year old Written bylogmaniac November 18, 2009
AGE
17
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perfect for kids 17 and older

its explicit sex scenes and violent and nudity way innapropriate
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written byREDSOX101 July 21, 2009
AGE
12
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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.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Parent Written byClockworkOrangeFan January 3, 2014
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2
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SARCASM

This the most family friendly, and heartwarming tale I have ever seen. It is Kubrick at his finest! Alex, our main character, is an outstanding role model for children of all ages. Especially our youth!
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Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byfenixataris182 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Parent of a 17 year old Written byciarant February 19, 2015
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7
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Classic!

Keeps my 7 and 9 year old quiet on rainy afternoons. I even suggested it to the vicar!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byABullworthy September 2, 2014
AGE
17
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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+.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Parent of a 3, 3, and 5 year old Written byjonallypugliese1023 November 1, 2013
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12
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A Clockwork Orange

I love this movie. Malcolm McDowell is an amazing actor. I completely agree with the people who said to let anyone watch it. It is just a movie and people have a HUGE tendency to over react about everything. Cess711 you seem to be the only one who hated this movie, which according to you you shouldn't haven't even seen for another 6 years when you actually get better taste in movies watch it again you shouldn't even have bothered reviewing it. I have no respect for you or anyone who didn't like this movie.
Parent Written byHannibalPhil April 27, 2013
AGE
17
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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.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byMostlysane April 6, 2013
AGE
17
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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.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written bycritic sense November 5, 2012
AGE
18
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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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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written bygrapelover46 September 13, 2012
AGE
17
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Violent and sexual moments and themes in this movie are not kid's stuff.

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Adult Written bydavyborn July 16, 2012
AGE
18
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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.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written bythebeatlesrule July 16, 2012
AGE
17
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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.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Parent Written by 56 YEARS OLD MOVIES July 9, 2012
AGE
16
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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.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byLynchFan June 1, 2012
AGE
18
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ahead of its time

This is a masterpiece, one of the best films of the 70's. But its clearly NOT FOR KIDS. it has rape scenes, beatings, disturbing images, and some intense moments. if you are 17+ YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS!!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Adult Written byShortswald March 2, 2012
AGE
17
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A Hypnotic masterpiece!

The film is great on the meditation of violence. The film doesn't show you that the character is evil, but the society itself. The film shows the consequences of violence. The film is not for kids, due to a rape scene of a woman, beating of an old man, a lot of nudity in this film so be careful.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written byJayGatsby December 8, 2011
AGE
18
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Makes a strong argument for free will

This is an extremely offesnive movie. Language is mild, and violence is mild, but the sex is extreme and continuous. There are at least eight to ten instance of nudity, with two instances of full female nudity. And there are three rape/semi-rape scenes. This makes the film wholly unacceptable for anyone under 18. That said, I thought A Clockwork Orange was a staggeringly thought-provoking and powerful film. It has some very strong things to say about adolescent violence, free will, and societal justice. The film makes a compelling argument for free will and shows that chemical conditioning is not enough to "cure a wicked person." Rather, the transformation of a bad member of society to a good member of society needs an inner change, a heart change, and the film shows that clearly. Despite the graphic nature of the film, it is a pure masterpiece, and has well-earned its recognition as a cinema classic.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byLucien April 29, 2011
AGE
15
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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 byluckymac219 March 9, 2011
AGE
15
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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.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Adult Written bygigibaby February 21, 2011
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

Cant make my mind up

Really good film if you understand the message but what if you dont? What would you hope was the message your children found? What would you like them to get from film & literature? Sometimes we need to think about what we subject an "innocent" or unsophisticated mind to.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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