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Compliance

HD   R Closed Captioning

Craig Zobel

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About the Movie

Inspired by true events, Compliance tells the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority. On a particularly busy day at a suburban Ohio fast food joint, high-strung manager Sandra (Ann Dowd) receives a phone call from a police officer saying that an employee, a pretty young blonde named Becky (Dreama Walker), has stolen money from a customer. Convinced she’s only doing what’s right, Sandra commences the investigation, following step-by-step instructions from the officer at the other end of the line, no matter how invasive they become.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

89%
  • Reviews Counted: 135
  • Fresh: 120
  • Rotten: 15
  • Average Rating: 7.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Compliance is one of the toughest sits of the movie year 2012. But it's an uncompromising and, in its way, honorable drama built upon a prank call that goes on and on, getting worse and worse for the people on the other end of the line. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Jan 8, 2013

Fresh: Zobel, a second-time feature filmmaker, has put together a skillful, sympathetic but unsparing re-enactment of a small-scale atrocity, and his cast plays it out with natural, understated performances. – Rafer Guzman, Newsday, Aug 30, 2012

Fresh: Like a John Hughes movie hijacked by Roman Polanski, this troubling indie effort lays bare the sadomasochism of the American workplace. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Aug 31, 2012

Fresh: This is one insistent film, more evocative of human behavior than movies that take fewer risks ever could be. – Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Sep 6, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Like a " Snuff " movie, I want my money back !

Most of all be warned that this is a really sick Program/ movie. Stopped it at about 10 or so minutes in, extremely upset, and today I will spend whatever time it takes talking with I tunes about this. The implications of even selling something like this, and anyone knowingly being involved with such a sick movie are indicative of where Apple is at

Not an uplifting film

I watched the building of events, which was somewhat suspenseful early on. Once it turned emotionally horrid, I fast forward to the final scenes. It was uncomfortable to say the least.

THOUGHT-PROVOKING

COMPLIANCE unearths the uneasiness we feel about those who have followed orders - even when those orders go against common moral principles. The film is calm, orderly, mundane (for a purpose) and ever so chilling. I don't want to give anything away, but I would suggest YOU NOT read about the true events the film is based upon, as it will be a spoiler. Also - great cast.

Compliance
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2012

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