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Year
1967
Runtime
84 min.
Director
Frederick Wiseman
Genre
Documentary
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
3,320
Checks
1,062
Favs
85
Dislikes
5
Favs/checks
8.0% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
17:1
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  1. MrE2Me's avatar

    MrE2Me

    Bleak, inherently disturbing documentary of the conditions at the Bridgewater State Prison for the Criminally Insane circa 1966. The camera doesn't flinch as it reveals the day-to-day activities of both the inmates (who spend most of their time naked - or nearly so - in small cells) and the staff. It's a fascinating but thoroughly depressing watch, that will stay with you. 8 years 3 months ago
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In 7 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #15 in Sight and Sound -The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
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  2. This movie ranks #24 in Tim Dirks' Most Controversial Films of All-Time
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  3. This movie ranks #52 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Non-Fiction Films (2012)
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  4. This movie ranks #100 in 100 Documentary Films (BFI Screen Guide)
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  5. This movie ranks #534 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
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  6. This movie ranks #654 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  7. This movie ranks #658 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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