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  1. I.Camera's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Made after the Kent State massacre and the publicising of the My Lai murders, Punishment Park is a fascinating take on Nixon's America at its most conflicted. Unlike Zabriskie Park or the awful Billy Jack, PP is focused on the competing power dynamics rather than free love exploitation, and has survived better in an era when the Handmaid's Tale feels contemporary. Watkins remains Britain's greatest agitator director.

  2. Judith's rating of the film Punishment Park

    For me as a multiple survivor of excessive police violence & person being affected by repression severly this movie, its analysis and depiction of violence plus the dope, fictional defense speaches of the hero_ines are pure evidence, that other we are not alone in this fight against injustice and that movies can convey sometimes much more than pure talking.

  3. eberhard's rating of the film Punishment Park

  4. Leo Gitin's rating of the film Punishment Park

    This is by far the best political film I have seen.

  5. David Willi's rating of the film Punishment Park

    It would have been a better film, if it didn't pick a side, but only demonstrated how the two sides fail to communicate, because the latter it did quite well. Everything seems to be clear since the beginning of the movie: 'Law and order' politics = Nazi Germany. - 'Hippies' = sanity, humanity. It doesn't even bother to investigate the matter. Only black and white and therefore robs itself of any persuasiveness...

  6. Monsieur Simon Cinema's rating of the film Punishment Park

    The feeling of injustice in this film is so strong I forgot that this was not real for a while seems like something that would happen today

  7. Andre Flickatina's rating of the film Punishment Park

    i found this film through a band that sampled some of the audio, sometime in the early 00's. as a teenager that didn't have much info about it, i was totally thrown for a loop. couldn't be legit but damned if it wasn't creepily real / conceivable. watching it again 15+ years later, i'm still blown away by the performances in this

  8. Andrew Lang's rating of the film Punishment Park

    A blunt instrument but Watkin's style is electrifying. The film would have been more effective if the balance of intellect were more even between the revolutionaries and the court. Making the left extremely eloquent and the right stupid makes the film imbalanced in a way that robs it of some of its political capital. It's the old adage: put your strongest arguments in the mouth of the enemy.

  9. Richmond Hill's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Although it makes its major points early on - and then progresses to repeat them too often - this remains a vital and intelligent work. Angry but clear-sighted in its not-too implausible take on injustices, Watkins steels his way through with no little bravery in topic and treatment (the cinema veritie works a treat). Sad to say that allegories may change but the underlying status quo does not.

  10. Enkiled's rating of the film Punishment Park

    DOMNU GADEA, NU SE MAI POATE CU DIZIDENTII ASTIA

  11. Samira H's rating of the film Punishment Park

  12. S Campbell's rating of the film Punishment Park

    A film which still has resonance and the power to shock despite being over 40 years old

  13. Balthaz21's rating of the film Punishment Park

  14. FISCHER's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Une oeuvre exceptionnelle ! www.cinefiches.com

  15. 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.

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

  17. ceknklsn's rating of the film Punishment Park

    59/100 (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...)

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

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

  19. belemir's rating of the film Punishment Park

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. bulgrin's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Intense, political and another great Watkins!

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