The Stanford Prison Experiment

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  122 min.
Release Date: September 25, 2015 - Toronto - September 25, 2015 - Toronto
October 2 - Ottawa
October 9 - Calgary, Saskatoon

DVD: January 19, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 8 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Tye Sheridan, Johnny Simmons, Olivia Thirlby, Nelsan Ellis


Based on the true story of Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo (Billy Crudup), who, in 1971, cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system.

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Studio: Pacific Northwest Pictures
Producer(s): Greg Little, Lizzie Friedman, Brent Emery, Karen Lauder, Lauren Bratman

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  • 2 stars "Monotonous..."
  • 4 stars "Shows how power, even fake power, can corrupt. This is how the Nazis did it. Cruelty will show itself. The ones who got nasty, should have been punished. There's no excuse for cruelty."