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Das Experiment (The Experiment) Reviews

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September 30, 2002
Too many flaws, too many holes in the plot.
September 27, 2002
Every time a chunk of plot passes by, the filmmakers insert increasingly implausible elements, as if they didn't believe we would be interested otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 6, 2002
Psychologically resounding but bedeviled by somewhat preposterous plot developments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 18, 2002
It's empty calories trying to trumpet its bogus nutritional value, and the strain for social importance undermines the picture.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2002
At once simplistic and compelling in a trashy sort of way.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 15, 2002
Purports to be concerned with the many fine lines between fantasy and reality though it succeeds only in celebrating torture and rape for cheap thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 23, 2002
Uneven... The pace can be kinetic, even frantic, or as glacial as a Tarkovsky meditation.
September 27, 2002
As it goes into the final turn and is headed for home, it mysteriously runs right off the rails, and Hirschbiegel seems happy to let the whole thing spin wildly out of control.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2002
I simply wasn't affected by this film's apparent ability to tense others up.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 19, 2002
Far-fetched and wearying.
September 19, 2002
The cat-and-mouse game proceeds along conventional lines; the plot is full of holes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2002
Rigid, airless, and browbeatingly repetitive, Das Experiment is an overly didactic piece of thesis hectoring.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 4, 2002
This sado-party reeks of contrivance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
September 27, 2002
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.
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May 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
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