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Reviews: Experimenter (2015)

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  • [New – 2/12/16] | Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand
    • Excerpt: Almereyda wants us to be aware that this is a fiction even as he explores the ideas with great intelligence and the life of Milgram with curiosity.
  • Chris Barsanti @ PopMatters
    • Excerpt: Michael Almereyda’s knotty, intellectually playful film about Stanley Milgram’s chilling 1961 experiments asks why so many people seemed so unwilling to accept his conclusions.
  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
    • Excerpt: a cold, clinical portrait of a man whose own familial background informed his timely social experiment
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A thought-provoking film about obedience to authority figures.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Almereyda reappraises the groundbreaking work of Milgram with an experiment of his own, one which uses Milgram’s voiced over ruminations, rear projection and literal elephants in the room to cast his narrative itself in the guise of a social experiment.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Experimenter’ is an unconventional biopic chronicling Stanley Milgram’s behavioural research and the varied impact it would have on the rest of his career, featuring an outstanding performance by Peter Sarsgaard.
  • Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod
    • Excerpt: A radically told yet supremely confident and smoothly orchestrated kind of entertainment for the head, and easily one of the best films of the year.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
  • Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery
  • Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews
    • Excerpt: All I can say is that it’s a worthwhile endeavor to learn about Milgram’s motivations and to see the fear an angry hoard can conjure in the aftermath of something disliked. After all, the almost universal backlash he meets condones his results—the public knowing nothing of the actual material besides what scathing reviews in the media tell them.
Updated: February 12, 2016 — 7:44 pm
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