Barbershop Punk
Barbershop Punk (2011)

Is "The Man" controlling the vertical, the horizontal, and the channel you'll be on? In a privatized American Internet, is big business "Big Brother" or does the free market protect and serve the needs of the average… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 11, 2011
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Eddie Cockrell
Variety

The urgency of this complex and far-reaching issue, coupled with the undeniable appeal of the Everyman story that triggered the debate, will propel "Punk" to harmonious fest exposure and tenacious afterlife.

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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

Solid documentary explores how sweetly harmonized barbershop music catalyzed a battle between First Amendment proponents and the telecommunications industry.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

An engaging, provocative documentary using one man's crusade against Comcast (now merged with NBC Universal) to explore issues of Web freedom.

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Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

The first film to tackle the all-important subject of whether the Comcast's and Time-Warner's of the world will have the power to control what we see, hear or post on the Internet. Gives the term "net neutrality" a flesh-and-blood urgency.

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Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice

Dovetails with the current Occupy message but still feels rather stale.

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Lauren Wissot
Slant Magazine

An impotent exploration of the fight to take the Internet out of the hands of the Man.

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