A great book deserves a great film. This was as close enough as a film could get to the book, 'A Clockwork Orange'. Visually the most stunning film of Kubrick-in a fearful and (choreographed)raw manner. Daunting, haunting, unapologetic and a unstoppable film like free flowing water-fall. It is beauty in disguise and it's clothed in a perfectionists(Kubrick) camera lens.
Kubrick's darkly comic, grotesque, tasteless pop-art satire is so intent on lampooning every character & situation to a level of exaggerated burlesque that it loses sight of Burgess's intelligent sociological critique. Instead of engaging with the author's themes of responsibility & freewill, Kubrick is again more concerned with the machinations of society & his key theme of dehumanisation as expression of violence.