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Reviews: The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

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  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Intense and provocative, as role-playing goes horribly awry.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: I can’t say I enjoyed The Stanford Prison Experiment, but I did respect the craft that when into making it.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Not much more than a clinical but convincing and strongly acted dramatization of a shockingly true story, “The Stanford Prison Experiment” still effectively calls into question the methods of the experiment and the power of role-playing without pretending to answer every question it raises.
  • Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
  • [New – 10/1/15] | James Marsh @ TwitchFilm
    • Excerpt: The events that went down at Jordan Hall in August 1971 have been recounted numerous times and inspired at least two films already – Oliver Hirschbiegel’s excellent Das Experiment (2001) starring Moritz Bleibtreu and Paul Scheuring’s American remake from 2010, starring Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker. For this latest adaptation, writer Tim Talbott and director Kyle Patrick Alvarez return to the source for a meticulous account of exactly what happened – and why – at the Californian university.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: The notorious experiment was funded in part by the Naval Department, and it chillingly anticipates and illuminates the horrors of Abu Grhaib.
  • Don Simpson @ Smells Like Screen Spirit
    • Excerpt: Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s The Stanford Prison Experiment is as much about voyeurism as it is about the primal impulses of human beings.
Updated: October 1, 2015 — 10:06 pm
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