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Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film A Clockwork Orange

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.