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Other/Miscellaneous => Off-Topic Discussion => Topic started by: Spikeopath on September 20, 2017, 05:22:43 AM

Title: The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Post by: Spikeopath on September 20, 2017, 05:22:43 AM

Another very worthwhile production of a chilling real life experiment.

The Stanford Prison Experiment makes for compelling reading/viewing, whichever format you choose to partake in, it's science gone bonkers and has the power to chill the blood. Did we need another film version? Especially since Das Experiment (2001) is an outstanding film and clearly the one that is recommended as a first port of call on the subject?

As it is this Kyle Patrick Alvarez directed version is special as well, managing to get under the skin whilst being vivid in detail. Not just for 1971 period accuracy's (clothes/social traits et al), but across the board characterisations, as it's well written and performed.

Not recommended for those who may be down on the human race, or for those obviously after a good time. But good film making is worth time investment, as is eye opening of the human condition. 7/10