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Das Experiment (The Experiment) Reviews

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May 7, 2009
Never has there been such a chilling portrait of the human psyche.
February 1, 2006
Go in expecting whatever you want, chances are you're going to get something that much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 16, 2004
The Experiment est un bon film, mais je comprends mal qu'il ait pu gagner des prix.
| Original Score: B-
April 24, 2004
Certamente provocaria mais impacto caso o roteiro tivesse abandonado subtramas dispensáveis como a "namorada que perdeu o pai" e se concentrado mais na fascinante experiência.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2003
Works as action drama, psychological thriller, and cautionary tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2003
When a picture about the roots of evil takes the easy way out, the price is potentially more grave than just the failure of a film: it starts to smell a little like exploitation, after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 22, 2003
"The Experiment" keeps your adrenaline pumping nearly from beginning to end.
Full Review| Original Score: A-
July 7, 2003
...takes its time with what it has to say, but very little of it is uninteresting - and the whole thing is capped off by a third act that will have you squirming in your seat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2003
Director Oliver Hirschbiegel uses a stark and spare style to depict the action. . . with breakdowns sudden and savage in contrast to the intermittent quiescence
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 24, 2003
Bleibtreu is a clone of Brendan Fraser in looks, but he's far superior in talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 23, 2002
...it gets all murky and brutal, with rape and murder and all kinds of Hobbesian business going on.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
November 8, 2002
The movie's central premise -- is well supported in a film whose strength is in its close-ups on characters and its ability to put the viewer in the cell with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 8, 2002
Expect to do plenty of flinching, recoiling and face-covering.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 8, 2002
Probably it's more action film than anything else, but has enough insight to be of interest to serious filmgoers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2002
What impressed me is how effective the movie was, even though the outcome is a foregone conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 24, 2002
An R-rated version of Survivor, Big Brother or any number of reality-TV shows that present voyeurism as entertainment and exploitation as insight.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 11, 2002
Das Experiment may make an obvious point, but it's still a relevant one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2002
Psychologically resounding but bedeviled by somewhat preposterous plot developments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 4, 2002
In the end, it looks as if this experiment proves only one thing: People forced to play guards and prisoners tend to end up imitating bad prison movies.
October 4, 2002
A harrowing study of the corrosive effects of absolute power.
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