• The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Release Date: July 17th, 2015

DVD Release Date: July 17th, 2015

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

In 1971, Stanford's Professor Philip Zimbardo (Billy Crudup) conducts a controversial psychology experiment in which college students pretend to be either prisoners or guards, but the proceedings soon get out of hand.

Cast: Billy Crudup, Michael Angarano, Moises Arias, Nicholas Braun, Gaius Charles, Keir Gilchrist, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Mann

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Genres: Historical drama , Drama

Production Co: Coup d'Etat Films, Vineyard Point Productions

Keywords: 1970s , Prison ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Molly EichelPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Watching these young men brutalize each other is troubling enough, but perhaps the film's most interesting angle is how the experiment changes more than its subjects. show more

  • 80
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    For all its flaws it’s a rich, thought-provoking film which, while challenging, is not without humor and visual pleasures, particularly in the restrained but bang-on period production design. show more

  • 80
    James RocchiTheWrap

    Disturbing, honest and compelling, The Stanford Prison Experiment turns a well-known story into must-see storytelling, depicting the ugly truth through gorgeous filmmaking. show more

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