Monday, March 21, 2016


The psychological Milgram experiments are examined in this docudrama. How far will people go to inflict torture? Apparently, defiance is the anomaly, as nearly all the participants in the infamous study reluctantly continued to apply torture to an unseen victim because they were politely asked to. Breaking down the 4th wall and literally ignoring the elephant in the room, Experimenter is a well-shot and acted film that asks some tough questions on obedience, conformity, and fascism. In a nod to the period, obvious sets and rear projections give a vintage look and an avant-garde feel to the story of Stanley Milgram and his life's work, while shedding light on some chilling aspects of the human condition and the Banality Of Evil.


  1. Fascinating, chilling stuff. I remember studying the Milgram experiments, and watching some actual footage in my Psych/Counseling classes in grad school. I need to check this out.

  2. I liked it a lot, and it made me do a bit of reading at Wikipedia.