Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his pleads for mercy, the majority of subjects don’t stop the experiment, administering what they think is a near-fatal electric shock, simply because they’ve been told to do so. With Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram strikes a nerve in popular culture and the scientific community with his exploration into people’s tendency to comply with authority. Celebrated in some circles, he is also accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster, but his wife Sasha stands by him through it all.
Original Title: Experimenter
Release Date: 16 October 2015
IMDB Ratings: 6,7/10 from 2 917 users
Genres: Biography, Drama, History
Director: Michael Almereyda
Cast: Taryn Manning, Kellan Lutz, Winona Ryder, Anton Yelchin, Jim Gaffigan, Peter Sarsgaard, John Leguizamo, Dennis Haysbert, Lori Singer, Anthony Edwards
Runtime: 90 min.