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Punishment Park

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Punishment Park is a 1971 film written and directed by Peter Watkins. It is a pseudo documentary of a British and West German film crew following National Guard soldiers and police as they pursue a group of members of the counterculture across the desert. … see full wiki

Director: Peter Watkins
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Release Date: January 1, 1971
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about Punishment Park
review by . August 13, 2009
Punishment Park is a brilliant piece of cinema. Shot in the Southern California desert using his patent faux documentary style, Watkins creates a film like no other. The story deals in an alternate reality where the US Government actually enforces the McCarran Act (a law similar to the Patriot Act).  The police and the FBI arrest people who they view as dangerous and potential threats.  A European filmmaker follows two groups of prisoners (one pre-sentenced the other post-sentenced) throughout …
review by . July 02, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Absolutely everything in it      Cons: See above      The Bottom Line: This is total crap, period, full stop.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. To put it bluntly, Punishment Park is a political, polemic diatribe that is totally irrelevant today and was very likely so when it was made.      Peter Watkins creates pseudo-documentary where a documentary film crew …
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