The Stanford Prison Experiment

2015 • 122 minutes
49 reviews
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In this tense, psychological thriller based on the notorious true story, Billy Crudup stars as Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who, in 1971, cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behaviour in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days. Winner of two awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including Best Screenplay, and created with the close participation of Dr. Zimbardo himself, ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’ is a chilling, edge-of-your-seat thriller about the dark side of power and the effects of imprisonment.

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49 reviews
Edgar Gomes
November 22, 2021
Baseado numa história real, o filme aborda as questões de poder e as suas relações em contexto prisional. A experiência do Dr. Zimbardo evidenciou que, todos nós, em determinado contexto e em determinadas circunstâncias podemos facilmente perder o controlo. Até onde podemos ir? Como as nossas ações podem prejudicar os outros? Como é que paramos?
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August 7, 2017
Powerfull,Scary, and Unforgetable
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May 17, 2016
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