Class Action Park

Class Action Park

Class Action Park

HBO documentary on Action Park, the 1980's American water park known for its dangerous rides that claimed a significant number injuries and even lives. The film lifts the lid on how badly unsupervised the park was and investigates the dodgy legal methods that allowed the park to continue operation for over a decade. The park itself inspired the 2019 Johnny Knoxville film Action Point.

202090 minsUSA
Documentary

Reviews & comments

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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For all its attempts to build itself into something more substantive, it’s still a day at the theme park.

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

press

Class Action Park is very funny in its dark way, the interviewees are all charmingly surprised that they lived through their teenage years and there’s a remarkable amount of action footage from the park, considering that it predates cellphones.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Class Action Park loses its footing somewhat in the closing passages; Scott and Porges don’t seem to know quite how to wrap things up, and the film’s big tonal shift is a turning point that is all but impossible to come back from.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The movie's just pure fun; a cock-eyed Valentine to a place so outrageous that death or dismemberment was an actual acceptable risk...

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

A sharp, funny, and bizarrely responsible documentary about an amusement park in Vernon, New Jersey.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

For all its attempts to build itself into something more substantive, it’s still a day at the theme park.

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

press

Class Action Park is very funny in its dark way, the interviewees are all charmingly surprised that they lived through their teenage years and there’s a remarkable amount of action footage from the park, considering that it predates cellphones.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Class Action Park loses its footing somewhat in the closing passages; Scott and Porges don’t seem to know quite how to wrap things up, and the film’s big tonal shift is a turning point that is all but impossible to come back from.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The movie's just pure fun; a cock-eyed Valentine to a place so outrageous that death or dismemberment was an actual acceptable risk...

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

A sharp, funny, and bizarrely responsible documentary about an amusement park in Vernon, New Jersey.

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