Compliance Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2621

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 40

Theatrical Release Date: 08/17/2012

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/08/2013

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Craig Zobel

Actors: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp, Philip Ettinger, James McCaffrey

Plot: Based on actual events: a series of prank calls to a fast food manager leads him to interrogate a young, female employee to the point of abuse that leave no one unharmed. -- Chris Kavan

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
3/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 12/11/2013

I actually did not know this was a true story I mean during the movie I was thinking "What the heck am I watching?" so I looked online and found out more info on the true events. and the movie was cold and straight up messed up.

Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/10/2013

One this is for certain - this movie will make its mark on you. It just goes to show how ingrained into our minds that we must obey an authority figure - a boss, a police officer - or just someone in charge. The psychological impact is as truly astounding as it is uncomfortable to watch.

Rating of
3.5/4

DocVenture - wrote on 01/27/2013

This is a movie that really sticks with you. The actors do a fantastic job at making you feel very uncomfortable.

Full Movie Reviews

MikePA
MikePA
Producer

Rating of
3.5/4

Review: Compliance

MikePA - wrote on 09/09/2012

Craig Zobel's Compliance tells the true and disturbing story about a fast-food joint that gets a prank phone call that soon transitions into dark territories and negatively effects many of the store's employees. In Compliance, the fast-food restaurant is managed by the ambitious Sandra (Ann Dowd), and she receives a phone call from a police officer who tells her that one the employees, Becky (Dreama Walker), stole money from a customer. Sandra complies to all of the officer's "mandatory" requests, and takes Becky to the back to interrogate her. Did Becky steal from a customer? She says otherwise. When Becky is given two options to prove herself innocent -- get taken to jail or let Sandra strip search her -- the officer's requests get dark, personal, and quite weird, and they can also …

Jacob Zembower
Jacob Zembower
Producer

Rating of
3/4

Compliance

Jacob Zembower - wrote on 09/03/2012

For once the 'Based on Actual Events' card is true, which makes Compliance all the more unsettling. A hard film to endure, but an important one that everyone should see at least once. It's thought provoking for sure, how far would you go if a supposed 'authority of the law' told you to do things that are vile, violating, and crosses inappropriate boundaries. If this had been a fictional tale, it would be easy to write off due to it's credibility. But since what happens in the film has happened 70 or more times in 30 states, makes it absolutely sickening and ridiculous. I was infuriated and squirming in my seat the entire time. Kudos to director Craig Zobel for causing some unbearable tension in such a restricted setting (most of the film takes place in the back of a fast food …

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