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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Experiment Blu-Ray Review

The Experiment Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: Oscar® winners Adrien Brody (Best Actor, The Piano, 2002) and Forest Whitaker (Best Actor, The Last King of Scotland, 2006) star in this mind-shattering psychological thriller from the creator of TV’s Prison Break. Selected to participate in a two-week research project, a group of men agree to play inmates and guards in a simulation of life within a state prison. But as the 24 volunteers slip deeper into their roles, power corrupts, fears escalate and the experiment spins horribly out of control. Cam Gigandet (Twilight), Clifton Collins Jr. (Crank: High Voltage) and Maggie Grace (TV’s Lost) co-star in this intensely shocking film.

Review: The Experiment is one of those films that I would've skipped if I'd just seen the cover of the film.  It looks like a cheesey prison flick.  What it actually turns out to be is a great sociological experiment that goes terribly wrong. 

Adrian Brody stars in this aggressive and haunting film.  I wouldn't have placed him as a tough leading man, except that his role in 'Predators' this summer was actually quite outstanding.  This experiment only lasts two weeks, but it doesn't take long for the survival instincts to kick in and everyone goes absolutely crazy in the prison, falling way too far into their roles.  

The high-definition blu-ray adds to the grit and grime of the prison life.  I really recommend viewing this film on the blu-ray format.

Interest Range: Drama, Action