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40 Blockbuster movies that the critics got wrong

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 2 of 40: WARREN CLARKE, JAMES MARCUS AND MALCOLM MCDOWELL IN 'A CLOCKWORK ORANGE' - 1971

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

“Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange' is an ideological mess, a paranoid right-wing fantasy masquerading as an Orwellian warning. It pretends to oppose the police state and forced mind control, but all it really does is celebrate the nastiness of its hero, Alex.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“… 'A Clockwork Orange' manifests itself on the screen as a painless, bloodless, and ultimately pointless futuristic fantasy … the last third of the movie is such a complete bore that even audiences of confirmed Kubrickians have drowned out smatterings of applause with prolonged hissing.” — Andrew Sarris, The Village Voice

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