Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Stars: Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup, Moises Arias, Nelsan Ellis
In 1971, Stanford's Professor Philip Zimbardo conducts a controversial psychology experiment in which college students pretend to be either prisoners or guards, but the proceedings soon get out of hand.
This movie is based on a true story. The story of this movie is really interesting. It was the 70s, and colleges were conducting all kinds of experiments involving their students and/or other people. Now days, we see it was pretty common. This movie had the story, but that is as far as it goes.
This movie was just not that impressive at all. It had the story and the cast, but the production of the movie itself was made it so bad. I know that it all takes place in these empty offices in a basement, but they could have made it look a little better. Some of the walls look like thick cardboard. The wigs could have been so much better. Some of these wigs look like they were found in an alleyway on crack street. The script is the other problem. They just made one up, basically. Did they really look into the study to see how the students reacted or what they said? I mean who knows if they did.
I would really want to know what was said to one another by the students. I think that a lot more went on that was in this movie. I think that if this would have been a documentary, this would have been so much better and a lot more interesting. I just wanted more, and this movie just did not deliver at all.
I just was not a fan of this movie at all. It was not worth spending the time watching at all. There may be some of you out there that will like it. By all means watch it. I just wish it was more real than just another movie. I watched it, so you don't have to.
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