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The Experiment

drama, thrillers


A psychodrama based on the true story of a group of scientists who organized 20 people to carry out a psychological experiment for a cash reward.

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2 stars

Another stupid movie about a psychological experiment that makes no sense. The men in the roles of prisoners are a bunch of imbeciles in every way imaginable and the ones playing guards are sick sociopaths, so what is the point here? Even worse, though, is the terrible ending.

- blacksheepboy, Friday, November 12, 2010

4 stars

A must-see film that's as riveting as it is frightening. A disturbingly intense, gut-wrenching and hard-core edge of your seat physiological thriller that will blow your mind completely. A taunt, brutally sadistic, exciting, bone-chilling and utterly exhilarating film from start to finish. A hold on to your breath ride that's full of heart-pounding suspense and stellar visuals. A pure knockout of a thriller. A powerful and extremely well-crafted film. Brody and Whitaker give incredible performances. Adrien Brody is electrifying, he brings a great amount of emotional vulnerability as well as fierce intensity. Forest Whitaker is unforgettably menacing, he gives an absorbing and terrifying performance. A rocking tour de force of a film. Director, Paul Scheuring has crafted a tremendously well-done movie that just shouts classic with powerful velocity.

- allan913, Thursday, November 4, 2010

4 stars

Cast: Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Cam Gigandet, Clifton Collins Jr., Fisher Stevens, Maggie Grace, Travis Fimmel, David Banner, Ethan Cohn, Jason Lew Director: Paul Scheuring Summary: Thriller about a group of ordinary men who volunteer to take on the roles of guards and inmates in a mock prison as part of a controversial psychological experiment. When Barris (Forest Whitaker) and the other guards abuse their power in unnerving ways, Travis (Adrien Brody) and his fellow prisoners stage a revolt. Maggie Grace co-stars in this film based on the infamous real-life 1971 Stanford prison stunt. My Thoughts: "I am fortunate to not have seen the first made version of this film. I was unaware there was one made before this one in the first place, but I don't like comparing films to the one's that have came before it. I thought the film was intense and shocking. Great acting. Adrien Brody was ridiculously good in this. Seems Whitaker went a bit bat-shit crazy a bit too fast. Just shows you what a bit of power can do to someone when they start believing they are holier then thou. Things get a bit crazy and people turn into animals. Great film. A must see in my opinion, and knowing its based on true events is what makes it shocking."

- LWOODS04, Saturday, October 2, 2010