Fair warning, this film is not for everybody but I loved it. So thought-provoking. Experimenter tells the true story of the Stanley Milgram’s psychology experiments regarding by obedience & authority. It’s terrifying to see average people inflict pain on their victims just because they are being told to do it.
The film asks tough questions and makes you really want to look deep inside to try and decide how you would react (given that over 65% of participants followed orders no matter what). The film is unconventional with some weird 4th wall-breaking monologues but the ideas of concepts are so compelling that I was into it all the way through. Peter Sarsgaard is excellent (as always) as the lead but the best thing this film can do is hopefully make every person who watches it more skeptical, more questioning/curious and ultimately, maybe make them think twice before blindly following authority.