The Experiment

The Experiment

DVD - 2010
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Twenty-four men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a scientific research project to test the psychological effects of prison life. However, something goes horribly wrong and the experiment ultimately spirals out of control.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2010.
Branch Call Number: DVD Experime
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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Monolith
Feb 13, 2016

Having seen the German version prior to this one, I prefer the former. The premise is more developed and more palpable.

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ksrebel
Feb 21, 2014

Had high hopes but the film was too far fetched on multiple levels to work. If you want a prison movie try Brubaker or Shawshank Redemption.

LittleLady2011 Apr 26, 2012

Great story and great acting. I found this movie to be full of plot twists and suspense.

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dschan
Feb 09, 2012

Modern day rip of "Lord of the Flies". Except the premise of the lab experiment is never explained, and rather lame compared to the plane crash in Lord of the Flies.

Good cast and well acted. But story was weak.

aaa5756 Feb 05, 2012

This was a really dumb, boring and stupid movie!!!!! Waste of time waste and of Electrical power!!!! D- DVD

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Basileus
Jun 14, 2011

Not a bad movie, but not an instant classic either. The film, which is actually based on the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment from the early 70's, puts 26 average men, looking to earn some easy cash. Eight of them become "guards" and the rest become "prisoners". Things devolve very quickly when the guards start to take their roles a bit more seriously than they think the prisoners do, and start administering punishments, which become extremely more degrading and violent each time. Interestingly enough, what with the Abu Girab abuses in Iraq, I can see how this situation could arise. But my problem with the movie was that for the most part, the guards were a nasty bunch to start with, so there was no real shock when they became agressive and hostile.

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