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Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), in his film debut, is the nonchalant rebel Mick Travis in Lindsay Anderson's dark classic of the '60s counterculture movement. Palme d'Or winner at Cannes 1969. A 'what if' vision of an anarchic British society, the story follows Travis and fellow students as they lead a revolution against their school.

Palme d'Or winner at Cannes Film Festival 1969
1968Rating: M, Adult themes, Low level violence111 minsUK
DramaClassic

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Variety

Variety

Punchy, poetic pic that delves into the epic theme of youthful revolt.

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Time Out

Time Out

A modern classic in which Anderson minutely captures both the particular ethos of a public school and the general flavour of any structured community.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

So good and strong that even those things in the movie that strike me as being first-class mistakes are of more interest than entire movies made by smoothly consistent, lesser directors.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A classic, a movie of real authority.

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