Experimenter

Experimenter

DVD - 2016
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The true life story of controversial psychologist Stanley Milgram, whose legendary experiment tested ordinary people's willingness to obey orders from an authority figure, even if they felt what they were doing was wrong. This led Milgram's whirring mind to delve into a parade of human behavior inquiries, including the Six Degrees Of Seperation theory.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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ellidonna
Aug 17, 2017

Extremely relevant with the modern US socio-political climate, as well as the phenomena of getting our 'news' from social media sites and unproven sources. Very thought provoking, regardless of the sometimes hideous costumes/makeup. Lots of references to other experiments at the time as well.

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Janice21383
Jul 29, 2017

Drama-biography of Stanley Milgram, the social psychologist who threw light on grim and enchanting sides of human nature. Mostly grim, but is that his fault? It's knowledge; do with it what you will. This film was made with the cooperation of his family, but given they are an intelligent, curious and honest family, their contributions enhance the portrait of the man and his moral dilemmas. There are deliberate stagy effects that don't work, but holy cow, some powerful and unexpectedly humourous performances: Sarsgaard, of course, but also Leguizamo, Manning, Gaffigan, Edwards, and many others. If you are not familiar with the work of Milgram, don't look up anything about him first. Let this film shock you. SPOILER: extra credit for a surprise appearance of William Shatner.

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mamabadger56
Jun 08, 2017

An interesting take on a complicated subject. Even more interesting when viewed along with The Stanford Prison Experiment, a film about a related study, released the same year.

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marieloudavril
Jun 02, 2017

This is a movie to see. it makes me think about human behavior and reaction to power, authority and obedience. It reveals a lot about overly submissive authority and lost of our own choice of decision makings even when we know inside this is wrong.........mind manipulating. this experiment done by social Scientist Stanley Milgrim about famous obedience is pure mind manipulative control.

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TheSandoz
May 08, 2017

Not very good. The hairpieces in the 70's are especially bad ( suppose that's part of the ' breaking the fourth wall ' lameness of much of the movie )- but the hairpieces are hilariously bad- unlike the rest of the film which is just dreary.

This is a rock solid film about social scientist Stanley Milgram and his famous obedience experiment. Peter Saarsgard is terrific as Milgram. It is hard to come away from this film without a greater appreciation of who we are as a species.

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breemu
Aug 13, 2016

A little slow and boring in places... but what it reveals about our indoctrinated, conditioned, institutionalized selves is absolutely horrifying.

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lukasevansherman
Jul 27, 2016

An intriguing and intelligent film about the psychologist Stanley Milgram, best known for his shock experiments that led him to conclude that people are overly submissive to authority. Needles to see, these experiments were controversial, as people thought they were being tricked and no one wants to hear that people will easily overrule their own conscience. Peter Sarsgaard is well-cast as Miligram, although Winona Ryder doesn't have much to do as his wife. Director/writer MIchael Almereyda takes some risks visually and narratively (breaking the fourth wall), which I appreciated. There was also a recent film about the Stanford Prison Experiment.

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snakie_chick
Jul 03, 2016

This is a true story. I have done some reading on Milgrim and I feel like this was a pretty good representation. Employs some really unique visual story telling.

real_thing May 28, 2016

TRUE STORY

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