The Experiment (2003) The latest dour German import finds smart-alecky journalist Bleibtreu ("Run Lola Run") going undercover in a secretive psych test in which a random group of…
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The Experiment (2003)

EW's GRADE
D+

Details Release Date: Jul 01, 2003; DVD Release Date: Jul 01, 2003; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Moritz Bleibtreu and Maren Eggert; Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

The latest dour German import finds smart-alecky journalist Bleibtreu (''Run Lola Run'') going undercover in a secretive psych test in which a random group of men spend a fortnight together as prisoners and guards. And wouldn't you know, left to their own devices, those assigned to lock up their fellow countrymen rapidly devolve into a bunch of blood-hungry Nazi types. Agonizingly unentertaining, ''Experiment'' makes you wonder: When did Germany's Holocaust guilt become fodder for a rousing psycho-thriller? EXTRAS Kein.

Originally posted Jul 25, 2003 Published in issue #720 Jul 25, 2003 Order article reprints