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4.0 out of 5 stars Authority shouldn't be given to just anyone, September 21, 2010
This review is from: The Experiment (DVD)
The Experiment was quite entertaining from start to finish.
It was very satisfying in story ,acting and conclusion.The experiment is where men are paid 1000 dollars a day to supposedly Simulate either a Prisoner or a guard in a maximum security setting,no one knows which they will be until they enter the facility..

Adrien Brody is an uber hottie in my opinion and a great actor he plays an anti violence anti war advocate,but just how long and how much can he take before he changes his way of thinking to an eye for an eye? The stand out was Forest Whitaker as a man given authority as a guard in a make believe world, but in actuality he's s 42 year old man living with his coddling,emasculating mother. He see's this as a way to get back at her by being cruel to those put in a weaker position because he feels weak in her presence.In one shocking scene he pops a woody just after handcuffing and humiliating Brody's character.

Cam Gigandet is evil as another faux guard who in his characters real life lives for sex, drugs and sleep..
He takes a shine to an effeminate faux prisoner and does some very evil things to him..This movie is quite brutal and hard to watch at times,some of the acts that are put upon Brody especially are very humiliating and would be hard for any man to take..
a favorite actor of mine,the much under rated Clifton Collins Jr plays another faux prisoner and tough guy in typical Collins style to the hilt .The climax is a shocking and impactful.All in all a really good film.I would buy it and watch it again.
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Initial post: Jul 11, 2015 8:04:55 PM PDT
Authority wasn't given to anyone, the guards were carefully selected. The straight guy who only lives for women ends up trying to rape a male prisoner. The devoted Christian becomes a sadist. I think it's very realistic. The lesson is that power corrupts regardless of who you are.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2015 5:53:54 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 12, 2015 6:38:56 AM PDT
I understand the message.
Obviously they misused their power, that was my point and authority was "given" to them regardless if they were chosen or not and there was the one gaurd that kept his kind and gentle nature even while in power,so not everyone misused it.
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