Compliance Synopsis
Inspired by a chilling true story, COMPLIANCE explores just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority.
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New York Post

The actors in Compliance perform with thorough and chilling sincerity.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
With a slow, relentless buildup focused on sexual humiliation, Compliance intensifies the "requests" put on Sandra, and eventually other...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
A taut, understated minimalist masterwork.
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By James Berardinelli
The truth can indeed be stranger than fiction and, in this case, were the story to have originated in the imagination of the screenwriter,...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Likely to spur discussions about workplace safety, employee rights and broader awareness of sexual predation, Compliance is also a...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Some films are harder to watch than others - not because they're bad, which makes for a different sort of painful viewing, but because they...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Craig Zobel's potent and provocative Compliance is torture to sit through. It's also indispensable filmmaking. How is that possible? Check...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Director Craig Zobel's indie, based on real cases, has a sharp psychological point and a can't-look-away quality even as it turns...
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
People do stupid things all the time. My friend and I sat through Compliance, didn't we? But there is a level of stupidity displayed by the...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This nasty little bottom-feeder of a film is too condescending to be trusted, too manipulative to be believed, too turgid to be enjoyed,...
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Don't go!

By mjlilo
I was intrigued by the trailer and expected a psychological thriller (or a at least a decent character development with a decent story). However, the smartest part of this movie was when 10-15 people...

You will want to close your eyes - but can't!

By HelenMchi
This is a very, very difficult film to watch. I knew the plot prior to seeing it, and was curious about the story. It's based on an actual event that occurred at a McDonald's in Kentucky in 2004....

A surprisingly fresh thriller that's as original as it is creepy

By pedsarq
A caller who identifies himself as a police officer convinces some simple people who work at a fast food place to perform questionable acts on a beautiful you woman who works there. This movie was a...

intriguing , dusturbing

Very well done acted film about how stupid people can be when they are naive...

By richextremeparty
Loved this movie!! Awesome!...

Obedience to Authority

By Eddie_Blue
based on actual events and borrowing from the milgram experiments on obedience to authority, Compliance will have some viewers squirming and others passing judgement. still, show that an overwhelming...

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This actually happened

By joshuaeverett
Ok I worked for the law firm that handled this case in Kentucky, this movie is crazy close to what actually happened! You won't believe it, but I promise you step by step this is what happened. With...

Made me SICK!

By kristinagulla
Horribly disgusting. That's the only way I can describe this film. Although it was based on a true story, the characters' actions were not believable! While watching it on netflix, it made me sick to...

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Rated R | For Language and sexual content/nudity