From the movie’s IMDB page:
Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.
The Stanford Prison Experiment premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. It opens in theaters July 17th.
How did I not know about this?! The trailer makes it look really good. I’ve learned about this study a dozen times in class so it’ll be interesting to see how faithful they remain to its details and outcomes. Looking forward to seeing it.
Whoa that cast is amazing. This looks gripping.
Cripes, that looks intense as shit. Holy hell… And a great cast of young actors. Looks really good.
Anyone watched The Experiment with Adrien Brody? All its flaws apart, I really liked. Inspired on the same experiment, but loosely and exaggerated. This one looks more filmy and the ensemble is really good.
The subject alone it’s thrilling.
An extraordinary small movie that everyone needs to find and see. This is one of those movies that in 10 and 20 years from now people will be amazed that Hollywood’s top actors all were in a movie together at the beginning of their descent to stardom. A lot of these actors have either established themselves in a breakout role or two but none of them are quite household names right now aside from maybe Ezra Miller but the way that their careers are going, they’ll be there sooner than later. Ezra Miller is amazing as somewhat the lead prisoner that starts the rebellion of prisoners and proves he is just getting better and better with each role. The true stand out from this movie is Michael Angarano who people my age will remember from Sky High. He plays one of the prisoner guards who gets a little too serious with his role. Tye Sheridan, who I’ve been talking highly of for the past two years, is also great but he gets less to do than I hoped for. The rest of the ensemble are also quite great including Johnny Simmons, Thomas Mann, Logan Miller, Ki Hong Lee, Jack Kilmer, and Billy Crudup, I could keep going on but there are just so many great people in this movie. The writing, direction, and score are all strong and if they had an Oscar for casting, this movie would win hands down. This casting director really gathered the who’s who of rising stars and I hope this movie rises with them with a larger audience. 4 1/2 stars
Reminds me very much of the reading I did as an undergrad on Instutionalization and geopolitcs; and also in particular a Secondary School experiment conducted by a teacher on the sociological reasons for the rise of the Nazis….