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      MK Ultra

      Released Oct 7, 2022 1h 37m Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for MK Ultra: Trailer 1 List MK Ultra: Trailer 1 MK Ultra: Trailer 1 1:35 View more videos
      Reviews 92% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Based on the infamous CIA drug experiments from the early 1960s, this psychological thriller follows a brilliant psychiatrist (Anson Mount) who unknowingly becomes entangled with a dangerous government entity fixated on mind control. Read More Read Less

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      Steve Morrissey Radio Times Sorrentino delivers a sober and detailed film that proves absorbing throughout. Rated: 3/5 May 2, 2024 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews An engrossing psychological thriller based on a true story. Rated: A- Oct 22, 2022 Full Review Nadir Samara Screen Rant Its tone & performances are in lockstep, creating a familiar but effective vibe, making MK Ultra a no-frills thriller reminiscent of 70s paranoia. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 7, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jeffrey P Fascinating subject from American history, unfortunately, here it is slow paced and without much meaningful content or development before an end that is somewhat shocking, if true. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/24/24 Full Review Bernie W Not a fan. Enjoyed the film though, but would've liked it better if it was a more fleshed out story and factually crazier Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/24 Full Review jean c poor and slow narrative technique, annoying handheld camera scenes transform a true story in a bad tale. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 12/27/23 Full Review Lesley E This movie was bland from the get go. The cinematography is not very good, everything looks "dull" - and when the plot itself is very dull, the bland cinematography doesn't do it any favours as well (also the amount of nudity and sex scenes don't do it any favours either as it adds absolutely nothing to the plot whatsoever). As far as the Mk Ultra stuff is concerned, in spite of the film's name, it actually doesn't center around MK Ultra so much but rather the doctor conducting the experiments. It's basically a journey from "darkness to light" - the doctor starts off as very cold, clinical and emotionless, but then towards the 3rd act of the film, he finally develops a conscience and realises what he's been involved in is wrong and inhuman. The only redeemable quality of this film is the acting. The actors give good performances in spite of the dull script they've been given. If you're looking for a good MK Ultra thriller, try the "Manchurian Candidate" and give this one a hard pass. Final verdict: 1 star. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 08/15/23 Full Review Pierre L The link between the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is related to the MK-Ultra program. MK-Ultra was a covert research program initiated by the CIA during the 1950s and 1960s to explore various forms of mind control, behavior modification, and chemical interrogation techniques. One of the aspects of MK-Ultra involved experiments with psychedelic substances, including LSD. The CIA became interested in LSD as a potential tool for mind control and interrogation purposes, as well as for possible military applications. They believed that LSD might hold the key to breaking down individuals' defenses and enhancing suggestibility. As part of the MK-Ultra program, the CIA secretly conducted experiments on both willing and unwitting individuals, including soldiers, prisoners, and even their own agents, to study the effects of LSD and other drugs on the human mind. Some of these experiments were conducted without the knowledge or consent of the test subjects, which has led to significant ethical concerns and criticism of the program. One of the most well-known incidents related to MK-Ultra was the case of Dr. Frank Olson, a CIA scientist who died under mysterious circumstances in 1953. It was later revealed that he had been unwittingly given LSD as part of an experiment, and his death raised serious questions about the ethics and safety of the CIA's research. In the mid-1970s, MK-Ultra was exposed and came under congressional investigation. As a result of the investigation, the CIA's involvement in these experiments was revealed, and the program was officially halted. However, much of the documentation related to MK-Ultra was destroyed, making it difficult to fully understand the extent and impact of the experiments. Today, the link between the CIA and LSD remains a significant part of the history of both organizations, and it serves as a cautionary tale about the potential dangers and ethical implications of conducting covert and non-consensual research on human subjects. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 07/25/23 Full Review J.R. P It is sad that such an interesting story was given into the hands of a director that cannot decide whether he wants to make a documentary style film or a boring knock off David Fincher film. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Based on the infamous CIA drug experiments from the early 1960s, this psychological thriller follows a brilliant psychiatrist (Anson Mount) who unknowingly becomes entangled with a dangerous government entity fixated on mind control.
      Director
      Joseph Sorrentino
      Producer
      Lee Broda, Brian Mercer, Andreas Schilling, Joseph Sorrentino, Jerry Tankersley, Seth Willenson
      Screenwriter
      Joseph Sorrentino
      Distributor
      Cinedigm
      Production Co
      LB Entertainment, Ten Past Nine Productions
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 7, 2022, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 7, 2022
      Runtime
      1h 37m
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