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Summary Kubrick makes of Anthony Burgess' celebrated novel a savage and satiric morality play centering on Alex (McDowell), who fights, robs, rapes and kills like any concsienceless predator. Captured and imprisoned, he undergoes treatment to condition him "safe", a "clockwork orange" healthy and whole on the outside - but crippled within by ref...

A Clockwork Orange

Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 22 Critic Reviews
77
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 1,053 User Ratings
7.3
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Summary Kubrick makes of Anthony Burgess' celebrated novel a savage and satiric morality play centering on Alex (McDowell), who fights, robs, rapes and kills like any concsienceless predator. Captured and imprisoned, he undergoes treatment to condition him "safe", a "clockwork orange" healthy and whole on the outside - but crippled within by ref...

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 22 Critic Reviews
77
86% Positive
19 Reviews
5% Mixed
1 Review
9% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 22 Critic Reviews
77
86% Positive
19 Reviews
5% Mixed
1 Review
9% Negative
2 Reviews

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 1,053 User Ratings
7.3
75% Positive
792 Ratings
5% Mixed
53 Ratings
20% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 1,053 User Ratings
7.3
75% Positive
792 Ratings
5% Mixed
53 Ratings
20% Negative
208 Ratings

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Production Company Warner Bros., Polaris Productions, Hawk Films, Max L. Raab Productions, Si Litvinoff Film Production
Release Date Dec 20, 1971
Duration 2 h 16 m
Rating TV-MA
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 ?
Academy Awards, USA
4 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
3 Nominations
BAFTA Awards
7 Nominations