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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John Williams
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Miller
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James McDonough
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Alan Elms
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Alexandra 'Sasha' Milgram
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Braverman
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Taylor
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Whittaker
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Rensaleer
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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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$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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When Stanley Milgram talks to the man dressed as Abraham Lincoln, modern cars passing by can be seen in a window reflection. This scene is set in the 1970s. See more »

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Stanley Milgram: There was a time, I suspect, when men and women could give a fully human response to any situation, when we could be fully absorbed, in the world, as human beings, but more often now people don't get to see the whole situation but only some small part of it. There's a division of labour and people carry out small, narrow, specialised jobs and we can't act without some sort of direction from on high. I call this the agentic state. The individual yields to authority and in doing so becomes ...
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Waltz No.1 in E flat, Op. 18
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24 October 2015 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie gave a great insight into human nature and so did the experiments. Yes it was a tad slow but it only felt like that to me after I had watched it. I was immediately drawn in by the whole setup of the experiment and with the progression of the rest of them. This won't get anyone's heart pumping or racing but nonetheless I was glued to the screen with what this movie was trying to show me. I was so fascinated by the whole idea of it, that putting up with any of the 'slow' parts seemed quite easy. If you're in any way interested in human nature and how or why people could bring themselves to do certain things, you'll definitely appreciate this film.

I didn't know anything about this man or his experiments but I always wondered about the very same things he did in regards to the tragedy's he spoke of and others. How can people slaughter others or commit heinous acts, bring themselves to do these things and then simply claim they were only the messenger? I believe it's definitely worth a watch to anyone.


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