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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 120

Budget: $21,800,000

Revenue: $0

Languages: en, hu

Webpage: -

Release Info

  •  R

  •  15

  •  -

  •  16

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Alternative Titles

  • Detenção
  • The Experiment
  • 叛狱风云
  • El experimento de Stanford
  • A kísérlet
Content Score: 100

6.7/10 (46 votes)


20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.


They never imagined it would go this far.


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Forest Whitaker

as Barris

Cam Gigandet

as Chase

Adrien Brody

as Travis

Maggie Grace

as Kelly

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A review by LastCaress1972

Decent enough if unremarkable English-language take on Oliver Hirschbiegels superior Das Experiment, which itself was adapted from a novel (Black Box) which was inspired by a real experiment carried out at Stanford University in 1971. It was funded by the US Navy, and it was abandoned after only six days, when it went tits-up.

The story: a bunch of people are interviewed, and 24 are selected to participate in a social experiment: they are to be coached out to a camera-ed up detention centre, where eight will be selected to play the role of prison guards while the remaining sixteen will adopt... read the rest.