The contempt Kubrick exhibits for the weak and the victimised is at its nadir here. It's like he spent all his humanism early on with 'Paths of Glory'. It's a convincingly realised dystopia with fascist monumentality balanced against kitchen-sink grubbiness, but I hate that it's a cultural touchstone. I'd far, far rather listen to the soundtrack than ever watch it again.
Philosophical, religious and practical point of view on moral, political agenda, bureaucratic absurdity and press media - all meshed together in a satire where simplicity of good and evil comes as an obsolete. The use of violence as if it's music video for classical music, colorful characters, McDowell's brilliant performance and distinct set design along with masterful script make this gem among cult classics.