Masterpiece!!!!!! I really remain speechless. i was so angry thru all the movie because this experiment instead of creating an idea of a specific prisoner/guardian comportament...this just goes way too much... by driving ordinary people crazy and implements the idea that they are useless because they are prisoners...no way...i just can't believe this is a whole real story and that people are so easy depersonalized
Powerful. Intense. A dramatization I always wanted to see since learning about this experiment in psychology class. Far superior to the other psychology Sundance film The Experimenter, The Stanford Prison Experiment is riveting and shocking. It's well crafted, beautifully shot, transportive, and features great performances. It's a tad too long, features weak subplots, and gets repetitive. Still, a very good film.
very interesting subject matter, good acting, and a pretty emotional ride in that it is almost sure to cause self-reflection. everything else was average, but didn't get in the way of the plot. despite the length, it's not quite as deep as i would want something based on this subject to be. this movie could have been very, very heavy and i wish it had pushed a little harder.
I love sociological experiments and this particular one has always stood out to me. It was so interesting to see the progression and descent of the participants and the doctor himself. The Roles are played really well, especially by Ezra Miller. Some nice shots poke their head out every so often but mostly it's all about the experiment and how it plays out. What a ride.
by no means a perfect film, but it really captures the energy and confusion of things falling apart. the cast was amazing and director Kyle Patrick Alvarez is really solid. There might be people very disappointed with the ending, but i'd rather have this than a bombastic hollywood ending. it made sense within the real story and it was still chilling. Angarano is perfect.
L'assez grande fidélité à l'expérience réelle ne fait pas film pour autant, d'autant que l'expérience elle-même appuie montre surtout les limites et l'amateurisme de la psychologie sociale. En laissant une trop grande liberté aux gardiens, il peine à montrer que c'est le système carcéral plus que certains mauvais éléments le problème. Et le film souffre du même défaut.
"You give some men the uniform with a nightstick, and they simply can't be the same person. Meanwhile, I'm just a number in a dress. I felt that I was losing my identity. I wasn't just a prisoner in an experiment. I was their prisoner. And it was a prison run by psychologists rather than the state."
It's few and far between that a film with such a low production budget and relatively one-dimensional plot is able to stand out as one of the best films of any given year. 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' is a gripping and thought-provoking piece that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end. This film is wrought with suspense— equally unsettling, controversial, insightful, informative and fantastic.