Experimenter Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2536

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 9

Theatrical Release Date: 10/16/2015

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/05/2016

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Michael Almereyda

Actors: Taryn Manning, Kellan Lutz, Winona Ryder, Anton Yelchin, Jim Gaffigan, Peter Sarsgaard

Plot: The true story of social psychologist Stanley Milgram who, in 1961, designed an experiment to test the limits of people to obey authority. The controversial experiment soon drew the backlash of the public and fellow scientists. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/24/2019

If "Experimenter" starts to become uncomfortable to watch, it's because of the unsettling truth about the psychology of obedience and authority the film uncovers and presents.

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Snoogans - wrote on 01/11/2016

Not quite a biopic. Not quite a docudrama either. 'The Experimenter' exists somewhere between those two areas. It's an odd presentation that has a precise point and only one narrow path on which to reach it's conclusion. This approach didn't work for me. It felt too sporadic. The facts of this man's story are no less than interesting. His experiments hold relevance to examining human nature. There's much knowledge to gain, but the film's offset manner makes it less engaging and entertaining than I'd hoped. This is made more apparent when films like 'Stanford Prison Experiment' and 'Compliance' have covered very similar material in a more emotionally effective way. All three are based on actual events. 'Experimenter' would work better as a companion to those films. On it's own …

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