Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Beginning with his controversial obedience tests in the early 60s, which tested the limit on how far a subject would inflict pain upon their victims under orders, Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) conducted a series of radical social experiments that hoped to provide insight into human nature. Experimenter's narrative is lazily constructed and some of the scenes had me scratching my head, but the film is very well-paced, completely watchable and fascinating even, and Sarsgaard is in fine form, well cast as a smarmy bore.
*** out of ****