Highly controversial for its time and for good reason, Lolita still mostly stands today as a suitably unsettling & darkly funny piece of work made from none other than director Stanley Kubrick.
Although he would've handled the disturbing/dark comedy themes much more better in his later works, Lolita nonetheless succeeds for the most part as it decently uses its deeply sickening premise to a relatively effective degree in this.
The leading actors here undeniably portray their respective parts well, and it's both great & unpleasant that most of the pedophilic/questionable nature of it all is left to the viewer's imagination through the entire duration.
However, the film does eventually run out of steam as the second half is where this falters a bit and the lengthy runtime becomes glaringly apparent as a whole. Even then, Lolita soundly holds up as a generally formidable comedy-drama that works fairly often despite its heavily censored source material.