Stomping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap-dancing, violating. Derby-topped teddy-boy hooligan Alex (McDowell) has his own way of having a good time - at the tragic expense of others. His journey from amoral punk to brainwashed proper citizen and back again forms the dynamic arc of Stanley Kubrick's future-shock vision of Anthony Burgess' novel. Controversial when first released, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE won New York Film Critics Best Picture and Director awards and earned four Oscar nominations, including best picture. Its power still entices, shocks and holds us in its grasp.
Nominated: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium, Best Film Editing, 1972 Academy Awards; Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures, 1972 DGA Awards
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE is a brilliant nightmare.