Video Review

A Clockwork Orange

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Malcolm McDowell; Distributor: Warner Bros.

In A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell is Little Alex, who, with his droogs at the Karvoa Milk Bar, has visions of ''the old in-out'' and ''ultraviolence'' buzzing in his head like the tunes of his favorite composer, ''Ludwig van.'' Alex's rebellion is total until society reconditions his and turns him into a soulless conformist. Stanley Kubrick's ''horrorshow'' adaptation of Anthony Burgess' 1962 novel has a wild, cartoonish energy, ripe color design, and a nasty attitude that predated punk by half a decade. A-

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Originally posted Sep 28, 1990 Published in issue #33 Sep 28, 1990 Order article reprints
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