Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

5 / 5
Tagline: Being the adventures of a young man...who couldn't resist pretty girls...or a bit of the old ultra-violence...went to jail, was re-conditioned...and came out a different young man...or was he?
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Written by: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Burgess
Actors Include: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Length: 136 minutes
Banned: Ireland, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain
Country: UK/USA

Very few films hold the impact this one does, even to present day. From the moment I saw this I knew I loved it and I've continued thinking it's fantastic ever since. The movie is incredibly bizarre, stylish and yet it really makes it's point. The characters are unforgettable and the story is one of a kind. Even the music couldn't be more perfectly chosen (you'll never look at "Singing In The Rain" the same way again). The actual story is about a group of thugs (er Droogs) that are into drugs, ultra violence and of course sex. They do everything they can to appear menacing, but until they break in to an old lady's house with intent to rob her do the real problems happen. I don't want to wreck it if you haven't seen it, but let's say our lead character ends up with some horrific diversion therapy. It's shocking, disturbing and one of the best films one could ever hope to run into. If only there were more like this one!

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