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  1. Samuel T.'s rating of the film Punishment Park

    As affecting as the so-called mockumentary MAN BITES DOG, while huffing fumes from films such as SALO and LIBERA ME, this is timeless, brilliant commentary on America's political absurdity. Authority, under the veil of goodness and innocence courtesy a lifetime supply of Viagra and vapid acknowledgment of humanity, repressing freedom via violence and murder.

  2. Other Domain's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Exasperating like reading individual comments of politics articles down the news websites footpages.

  3. Elena Lazic's rating of the film Punishment Park

    For a society that functions on the image it gives of itself, maybe the camera is the most efficient weapon of the revolution. Fanon's argument for violence as the only legitimate answer to oppression seems to hold. Watched the film the day after the Ferguson verdict and it's hard to call it fictional in 2014.

  4. Ioannis Papaloizou's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Very well made film. I mostly enjoyed listening to the arguments for and against government resistance.

  5. muse_x's rating of the film Punishment Park

  6. mpho3's rating of the film Punishment Park

    "At another time the honorable thing or the right thing to do might be to be a policeman or to be president. Right now I think the honorable thing to do is to be a criminal."

  7. klofter's rating of the film Punishment Park

    One word: wow. And to think that things have only gotten worse since when to movie was made...

  8. robert's rating of the film Punishment Park

  9. sedmacedo's rating of the film Punishment Park

    an excellent film to watch in regards to the state of exception and the notion of bare life in the USA

  10. Weston Campbell's rating of the film Punishment Park

    A remarkable, startling film. So many books and movies have used the metaphoric dystopia formula but none have ever done such a fine job of showing just how little would have to change before this state became a reality. Really frightening.

  11. Timbo of Boston's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Not to be missed. This stunning faux documentary fashioned with anger and utter disenchantment with the American system. It is frighteningly prescient. . When I show the film to college students, there is usually a foreign student who asks seriously; "Is this what really happened?" The film made me a real Peter Watkins fan. His commitment to the agit-prop style is inspirational.

  12. Noah Lethbridge's rating of the film Punishment Park

  13. Buddy Love's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Brilliant one of the must thought provoking films I've ever seen in all aspects. It shows the horror of humanity and the real dangers of our world. If this isn't a wake up call I don't know what is.

  14. msmichel's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Watkins' faux documentary take on the suppression of activism and free speech in 60's/70's America is a riveting and important documentary that in the era of internet monitoring, internment camps and the flag waving right is still important now. Controversial at time of release one only has to watch to see that the same controversy would envelop a similar picture being made today. One of Watkins' best.

  15. simon champion's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Still as relevant now as it was then!

  16. nuriban's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Unfortunately, even after all these years, things haven't change.

  17. jm1138's rating of the film Punishment Park

    The first time I saw the film I had missed the opening credits and I thought that it was a documentary. You get the picture. Makes you think of the Kent State massacre. A masterpiece which must not be missed, same category as IF....

  18. Robert W Peabody III's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Punishment Park 1971 DIR Peter Watkins SCR Peter Watkins 88 Min _more SPANK less SPOCK_

  19. David Ehrenstein's rating of the film Punishment Park

    This was made in 1971, and itt looks like it was made yesterday. Peter Watkins is the greatest of all political filmmkaers. Godard is a dillitante by comparasion.

  20. Ross's rating of the film Punishment Park

    A little muddled and could have made the same points just as effectively in 30 or 40 mins. However, when you consider the social injustices that were still very much current at the time this was made, it was a brave and timely howl.

  21. Corey Dominy's rating of the film Punishment Park

    I am still thinking about this movie.

  22. El Biffo's rating of the film Punishment Park

    Peter Watkins is one of the most groundbreaking documentary filmmakers ever, along with Chris Marker, and Michael Glawogger. These hippies really get the treatment!

  23. PRISONER_69's rating of the film Punishment Park

    A Masterful piece of filmmaking . You must watch this

  24. uyumayanadam's rating of the film Punishment Park