In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. All new prisoners, most of whom are connected to the antiwar movement, are now given the choice of jail time or spending three days in Punishment Park, where they will be hunted for sport by federal authorities. The prisoners invariably choose the latter option, but learn that, between the desert heat and the brutal police officers, their chances of survival are slim.
- Stars:Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano, Luke Johnson, Katherine Quittner, Scott Turner, Stan Armsted, Mary Ellen Kleinhall, Mark Keats, Gladys Golden, Sanford Golden, George Gregory, Norman Sinclair, Sigmund Rich, Paul Rosenstein,
- Director:Peter Watkins,
- Writer:Peter Watkins
"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Punishment Park torrent reviews
(br) wrote: This movie doesn't even deserve half a star. It fails in almost every aspect and doesn't t deliver anything other than boredom and a headache.
(kr) wrote: This movie is enjoyable but you have to take it for what it is, cheesy good fun. It has good acting, a creepy premise, gore, hideous monsters, and so on. I especially loved the ending which HAS to have been meant tongue-in-cheek!
(ru) wrote: This underwhelming documentary does not live up to its title or marketing. Visually, Jessica Yu did a great job keeping us engaged, but the film lacks coherent focus, substance beyond conjecture, and dare I say honesty in it's coverage. The first 20 minutes creates an adequate, cohesive thread introducing two water depletion issues affecting the western United States (the desert city Las Vegas, and the Central Valley), but we don't get any data or evidence to be convinced these represent a sweeping issue around the globe. Rather than explain some infrared imagery of the earth like any 10 minute TEDTalk presentation would do, the professor behind the images is simply reduced to vacuous dramatic tension by saying some form of "we're screwed" every time he's cut into the narrative. It reminds me of when I would come home from school ten years ago; a local christian station had a daily program on that spent an hour connecting the current international news events to the book of Revelations with their point being that the rapture was coming soon and that President Bill Clinton was most likely the Anti-Christ who would unite the world as the leader of he U.N. Any fool can make an argument; I need compelling evidence to show me it's worth my time to consider.From here, the film then abruptly shrinks itself down to a handful of 15 minute anecdotal vignettes, mostly on a few individuals in small American towns. These feel like desperate time fillers, superficial in their coverage (again, lacking data to either show us a problem or the cause) and too niche to be relevant to most Americans let alone the global community. Instead of water shortages, these mostly had to do with random accounts of pollution in small community water supplies, usually involving agriculture. I had to laugh at one point when it tried to make an algae bloom in lake Michigan sound like an unsafe toxin. Algae is just a benign, natural, single-celled aquatic vegetation that grows rapidly in warm and sunny water, as all photosynthetic organisms are prone to do.In the last 20 minutes, the film picks back up where the first 20 minutes left off, a quick look at a couple of government water projects outside the US that affect the supply of others. Its message about the social effect was that when neighboring countries have water disputes, it actually ends up being the topic that brings them together amicably with a shared future vision.
(jp) wrote: Zombies and surviving human race.
(kr) wrote: Totally bullshit ......its a cheap movie....don't waste time on this........the worst movie ever..
(nl) wrote: "Loved every minute of it." Great concept but a little cheesy. Awesome!
(jp) wrote: One of my favorite Andy Lau films
(jp) wrote: i think i saw this a looong time ago...? IDK.
(ag) wrote: Great movie. No matter who you are, you'll want to finish it. I cried in the end. It explains what pain can do to people and that nothing is ever easy to just get over. Very edge-of-your-seat. Intense and emotional. Everyone has a past and you can never run away from it. It catches up but the damage has already been done.
(au) wrote: My favourite flick of all time except for Tootsie. The poster they are using here is bizarre. Google it.
(br) wrote: Such an 80's movie. I actually like the sequel better.
(ru) wrote: A gripping true story on how Hitler was almost assassinated.
(gb) wrote: Um Ethan Hawke fenomenal