The head of a gang of toughs, in an insensitive futuristic society, is conditioned to become physically ill at sex and violence during a prison sentence. When he is released, he's brutally beaten by all of his old adversaries. Based on the novel by Anthony Burgess.
Margaret: Stanley Kubrick's film is the most dazzling, virtuoso performance of a filmmaker. He uses images, music and dialogue to present a daring argument for the free will of Alex the ultra-violent kid against the conditioned model citizen. Malcolm McDowell has proven unforgettable as Alex, what a performance. What a film. R-rated then, and now.
David: It is a very provocative theme, the idea that an evil person... you take away his will, his freedom of choice, and that's more evil than the evil person.
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