• Experimenter (2015)


Release Date: October 16th, 2015

DVD Release Date: January 5th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

In 1961, social psychologist Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) conducts controversial experiments designed to measure conformity, conscience and free will.

Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Dennis Haysbert, Jim Gaffigan, Taryn Manning, Kellan Lutz, John Leguizamo, Anton Yelchin

Director: Michael Almereyda

Genres: Biography , Historical drama

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Screen International

    Almereyda has created an experiment of his own: a kind of cinematic Rorschach test, prodding viewers to consider what they would do if sitting in the same seat as Milgram’s subjects. show more

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Technically puckish where appropriate but grounded by strong performances from Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder, the film is not awards bait but makes some Big Thinker biographies that are look staid. show more

  • 80
    Tricia OlszewskiTheWrap

    Experimenter is a largely engrossing sit, even during an unfortunate moment when Sarsgaard sings and the film threatens to become a musical. But as interesting as the developments are, they’re too inscrutable to stay with you for very long. show more

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