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  1. Balthaz21's rating of the film Punishment Park

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Une oeuvre exceptionnelle ! www.cinefiches.com

  3. Lex Lucas's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Tough. The feeling of injustice I got at the end of the film is for me an undeniable demonstration of Watkins' strength. This is a great lesson in documentary style movie. The montage is brilliant too.

  4. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Punishment Park

  5. ceknklsn's rating of the film Punishment Park

    55/100 (Savunulan fikir ve replikler güzel. Tek olumlu yorumum da bu. Onun dışında her şey amatör-yapmacık. Oyunculuklar, kamera kullanımı, sahneler... Sözde doğaçlama filmmiş peh.. Devlet katliam yapacak ve bunu yabancı basın kayıt altına alacak. Buna ancak kıçımla gülerim. Ayrıca ana konuyu oluşturan Ceza Parkı uygulaması da oldukça komik. Ama yine de savunulan görüşe saygımdan bu yüksek puanı veriyorum...)

  6. Jorge Mourinha's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Terrifying. https://medium.com/the-flickering-wall/the-past-is-present-74f0ddfde8e1#.dsvzy78pb

  7. belemir's rating of the film Punishment Park

  8. kubrickhallway's rating of the film Punishment Park

    I love the pacing here. There’s basically just a tent and the desert, yet it’s all so wonderfully done and edited together that it feels like a thriller. The politics of it, especially concerning police violence and the nature of men with power, resonate today in a way that surprises at first but infuriates once it sinks in.

  9. Jota-D's rating of the film Punishment Park

  10. ebabehh's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Though this film now appears simplistic, it must've been incredibly prescient for its time, so much so that it was repressed by the media. Soon after its production, the Stanford prison experiment was conducted. The game is rigged.

  11. Filmfreundin's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Das Thema "Staatsgewalt" wurde plausibel und packend verarbeitet. Das Stilmittel der "Dokumentation" zeigt, wie Manipulation funktionieren und zugleich gelingen kann.

  12. bulgrin's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Intense, political and another great Watkins!

  13. Ariel_'s rating of the film Punishment Park

    The now defunct Internal Security Act of 1950 is used to ground the plot in a real world foundation. Under the authority of powers granted by Title II of the Act, Nixon sets up secret tribunals for trying and sentencing political radicals, black power activists, leftists, and draft dodgers. The story itself was interesting enough, but would have been much more suspenseful if the radicals weren’t so wimpy. 80/100

  14. Victor Gonzalez's rating of the film Punishment Park

    A masterpiece with limited resources.

  15. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Punishment Park

    A very angry, uncompromising film dealing with fascistic tendencies in the American political system. The montage is intriguing and complex, the sound layer with its shooting and fighting sounds as well as the documentary radio messages contribute to this complexity.

  16. Dimpfelmoser66's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Five minutes into the movie, you know how this is going to end, and being this predictable, it is rather boring. Also, they overdid the Cinéma vérité style slightly as documentaries of the time are never shot as amateurish as this. They could have built up so much more suspense with the actual storyline whereas portraying all policemen as sadistic losers, gives the whole thing a rather one dimensional feel.

  17. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Love Watkins overall, but this one felt a bit forced. A great, great concept though.

  18. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Punishment Park. PETER WATKINS États-Unis, 1971. toujours aussi vrai et actuel. On retrouve, 50 ans après, des "Punishment Parks" partout dans le monde, une franchise qui s'est bien exportée et qui n'est pas prête de s'arrêter !

  19. ikkini's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Une puissante fable politique !

  20. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film Punishment Park

    "The BBC are just paranoid anyway..." http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/06/episode-17.html

  21. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Punishment Park

    What a disturbing and relevant quasi-science fiction film/mockudrama- this is an absolutely haunting film!

  22. JCPJD's rating of the film Punishment Park

    My first Peter Watkins film. What strikes me is how this very powerful and cost effective method of storytelling isn't used more often by filmmakers. Create a scenario, film it using script and improv, cut it with a voice over and you have a film.

  23. Samuel Nashaat's rating of the film Punishment Park

  24. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Peter Watkins arrastra esa diléctica narrativa de sus primeros filmes, sobre ficciones hipotéticas que son documentadas simulando un tiempo real. El director ejerce un filme que se inclina al simulacro, uno que se infiltra entre la acción en un inicio de forma pasiva, pero luego activa. Esto último es propio de "Punishment park". El discurso es contestatario y literal. Es la denuncia frente a un compromiso coyuntural

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