Capsule movie review: Experimenter (2015)

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A riveting, insightful and occasionally humorous biopic on the psychologist Stanley Milgram, the man behind the controversial experiments conducted in the early 1960s that test an individual’s capacity to hurt as well as the urge to conform and obey. The film also covers various other interesting social experiments that he carried out till the year he passed away. Featuring some interesting visual choices that reflect some of the themes of his experiments and a sophisticated performance from Peter Sarsgaard, the film puts a strong emphasis on the importance on critical thinking in this day and age and is an essential watch for anyone who loves films that deal with human psychology.

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