The Experiment

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

  1. Paul Scheuring

    Director, Writer

  2. Mario Giordano


Top Billed Cast

  1. Forest Whitaker

    Forest Whitaker


  2. Cam Gigandet

    Cam Gigandet


  3. Adrien Brody

    Adrien Brody


  4. Maggie Grace

    Maggie Grace


  5. Clifton Collins, Jr.

    Clifton Collins, Jr.


  6. Ethan Cohn

    Ethan Cohn


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget $21,800,000.00

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • July 15, 2010
    R, Theatrical



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A review by LastCaress1972

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.

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