A little quirky, but good, nevertheless, especially in its substantive message about conformity to authority and peer pressure, that just an "average Joe" can inflict pain when following orders and cave in to peer pressure. One "clincher" was when roughly in the middle of the film, the experimented mentioned that not one person went beyond the barrier to see how the "subject" was doing, after allegedly receiving shocks, some rather severe with subjects exhibiting rather excruciating pain. It was also somewhat entertaining (but admittedly sad also) to see how "subjects" would engage in conformist behavior, saying, for instance, that lines, that were obviously the same length, were of different lengths, after giving into peer pressure. Funny also to see how someone entering an elevator would face the back of the elevator, following the lead of the "confederates" of the experimenter. Controversial? Yes? But it is good to know that this experiment is shown to generals, showing how much influence they can have on their troops. I think, however, that the film could have been enhanced as I recall from my undergraduate days, that people would stop giving shocks when someone would walk by nonchalantly (also in cahoots with the experimenter) and said "Please, stop." Then, they would stop. Quite the lesson to be learned, to speak up!