Barbershop Punk (2011)

Barbershop Punk

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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 citizen with its invisible hand? With the simple act of swapping files, barbershop quartet baritone Robb Topolski finds himself at ground zero of a landmark case whose outcome will affect the rights of every American citizen. Following one man's personal quest to defend what he … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Georgia Sugimura Archer
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

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.

Full Review… | October 16, 2012
Variety
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An engaging, provocative documentary using one man's crusade against Comcast (now merged with NBC Universal) to explore issues of Web freedom.

Full Review… | November 10, 2011
New York Times
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Dovetails with the current Occupy message but still feels rather stale.

Full Review… | November 8, 2011
Village Voice
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Solid documentary explores how sweetly harmonized barbershop music catalyzed a battle between First Amendment proponents and the telecommunications industry.

Full Review… | November 9, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | November 11, 2011
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | November 13, 2011
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