18A(18A) Sexual Violence


Science Fiction/Crime. Based on the novel by Anthony Burgess. After committing a series of crimes, a violent young man (Malcolm McDowell) is imprisoned and participates in an experimental therapy to prevent him from committing any further crimes.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of vulgar expressions, scatological slang, and cursing
  • Frequent portrayals of sexual violence involving weapons and hand-to-hand violence - breast, buttock, and female frontal nudity, little blood, some detail; frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence - some blood and detail
  • Frequent portrayals of sexual activity - breast, buttock, female frontal, and male genital nudity, some detail
  • Frequent breast, buttock, female frontal, and male genital nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Criminality and free will
  • Violence and society
  • Perspectives on justice

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for sexual violence, sexual content, and violence

Classification date

July 16, 2019