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In 1961, famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey authority.

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Experimenter is based on the true story of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey by using electric shock. We follow Milgram, from meeting his wife Sasha through his controversial experiments that sparked public outcry. Written by ir

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Illusion sets the stage. Deception reveals the truth.


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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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The Experimenter: The Milgam Project  »

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$8,682 (USA) (16 October 2015)

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$155,075 (USA) (11 December 2015)
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Reunites Peter Sarsgaard with John Leguizamo after _Empire (2002)_. Interestingly, both movies feature Peter Sarsgaard's character deceiving John Leguizamo's character in some way or another. See more »

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Stanley Milgram: No one was forced.
Stanley Milgram: The experiment had told to the subject to perform an action what happened between the command and the outcome is individual, with conscience and will where can ether obey or disobey
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My Wife Hated it I loved it.
18 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Yes, as many other reviewers have eluded, the movie can be a bit dry. My wife got lost in the message because she lost interest rather quickly. It wasn't until I explained the message the movie was trying to convey that she seemingly became more interested.

**spoiler** Watch it until the end, the message is rather powerful. I specifically liked the ending because (Sasha) Stanley's wife allowed herself to fall in the same class when the nurse made her fill the paperwork while Stanley is having a heart attack. In this instance, I felt like I would have called BS and told the nurse to get a doctor ASAP, instead of calmly filling out the paperwork like she was doing. But then again, that's exactly the message the movie was delivering, that we easily follow orders without question even against what we think is right.


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