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Experimenter (2015)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Williams
James McDonough
Alan Elms
Alexandra 'Sasha' Milgram
Jason Black ...
Sasha's Suitor
Kyla Haggerty ...
Party Hostess
Danny A. Abeckaser ...
Minnie ...
Elephant in the Room
Mrs. Lowe


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Stanley Milgram Story  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$155,075 (USA) (11 December 2015)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Second film to feature John Leguizamo and Edoardo Ballerini. The first being The Pest in 1997. See more »


The Coca-Cola cans are from the late 60s into the 70s. Not from 1961, the time of the movie. See more »


Stanley Milgram: Do you ever feel invincible in one moment and then worthless the next?
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Crazy Credits

A cast credit: "Elephant in the Room: Minnie" See more »


References The Tenth Level (1976) See more »


Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24
composed by Samuel Barber & words by James Agee
conducted by David Zinman
courtesy of Nonesuch Records by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & Licensing
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A bit boring at times, but worth watching if you are interested in how your mind works
23 April 2016 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw thing movie before I ever watched it, because I am very familiar with the work of Dr. Stanley Milgram. The actors were well chosen and some of the dialogs during the experiments are basically verbatim to what happened in real life. So kudos on that regard.

But then there is that part that I completely missed and the movie brought it to life, and is the struggle or Dr. Milgram to perform his experiments and defend them in a society were we prefer to believe that we are the heroes in our own movies playing in our heads and the heads of the ones we socialize with. Dr. Milgram opened a window into who we really are and how easily we are wiling to cancel our better judgement. This is where this movie shines and this is why this movie is worth watching. And, if you have never heard of Dr. Milgram, then you will really enjoy this movie for his incredibly interesting experiments.

Unfortunately, this movie runs a bit longer that it needed be. As this is not an action movie and there is little romance in it, and specially if you are familiar with Dr. Milgram's experiments, you will feel that the movie is boring. I felt that at times, and I wished for the movie to be some 20 minutes shorter.

Still, it is a great movie, both for people familiar and unfamiliar with Dr. Milgram and his experiments. Note of caution, though: You may find there something about yourself that you may not like.

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