R | | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In future Britain, Alex DeLarge, a charismatic and psycopath delinquent, who likes to practice crimes and ultra-violence with his gang, is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan.
Malcolm McDowell suggested that it wasn't until the 21st century that audiences saw the film properly as a black-comedy, and that earlier audiences he saw the film with were always too unsettled by the opening 20 minutes of violence and rape scenes to appreciate ... ...
There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or ...
When riding in the sports car at very high speed, Georgie is not holding his hat, so it should fly off.
There are no opening credits after the title, which is followed by the opening shot of Alex the Droog. Although it is now commonplace for major films to not have opening credits, in 1971 it was considered rather unusual and was considered a trademark of director Stanley Kubrick.
£618,615 (UK) (17 March 2000)
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