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The Stanford Prison Experiment (film review)

Film: The Stanford Prison Experiment
Year: 2015
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Directed By: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Starring: Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup
About: In 1971, twenty-four male students are selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XN2X72jrFk

My Review:
With this experiment interesting me more than any other I have heard of I found out that there was a new film based off of the experiment and could not help but to see it and how this film would tackle this experiment.

The film is about The Stanford Prison Experiment where students were put into two groups one of guards and the other of prisoners and how they changed as people and how physiologically both groups of people changed. Although the experiment was meant to end after two weeks it ended after six days and this film shows what happened within those six days.

I found that this film highlighted really well what happened within the experiment and found myself unable to look away even though it was sickening to watch and the impact that this movie has is strong upon someone's mindset. I found that the acting throughout this film was amazing and found myself forgetting that this was a movie and not the actual footage from the experiment itself, which shows high praise to the actors and a great choice for the actors who did take part in this movie. Along with this I found that this film made me think all the way through about how people do change and it worries me about what can happen if someone is within those circumstances if that was the outcome within only a week of the experiment. With the ending also showing some of the real people from the experiment getting interviewed I thought that this was a great addition as it showed how the people who had taken part had changed and what they thought of the experiment after it had finished. This movie also makes the audience wonder what would have happened if the experiment did manage to go on for the full two weeks like it was supposed to do and the effects that this would have had on the students if it had as well as the physical and mental trauma that this experiment did cause. Personally, I always wondered what would have also happened if the experiment had been done with woman instead of men and if the results would have been the same, worse or better than what happened throughout the Stanford Prison Experiment.

I would highly recommend this movie to those who are interested in the Stanford Prison Experiment and those who are looking for something hard hitting and will make the audience think afterwards about their behavior and how they would have been in an experiment similar to this. I also believe that this film is a true masterpiece and I am glad that it did win some awards for it as it was one of the best biography films I have ever seen and one that will stay with you after seeing it.

My Rating: 5/5 

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