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Summary What happens when a college psych study goes shockingly wrong? In 1971 Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo (Billy Crudup) cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-c...

The Stanford Prison Experiment
Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 26 Critic Reviews
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User Score Generally Favorable Based on 71 User Ratings
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Summary What happens when a college psych study goes shockingly wrong? In 1971 Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo (Billy Crudup) cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-c...

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Generally Favorable Based on 26 Critic Reviews
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Generally Favorable Based on 26 Critic Reviews
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Production Company Coup d'Etat Films, Sandbar Pictures, Abandon Pictures, Priority Pictures
Release Date Jul 17, 2015
Duration 2 h 2 m
Rating R
Tagline They were given 2 weeks. It lasted 6 days.
Sundance Film Festival
• 2 Wins & 3 Nominations
Edinburgh International Film Festival
• 1 Win & 3 Nominations
Casting Society of America, USA
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination