August 8, 2014
Implausible nonsense for any viewer who possesses even the simplest understanding of law.
August 1, 2014
Um chocante exercício sobre o perigo da ausência de sentido crítico.
July 31, 2014
This is just fucked up...
July 26, 2014
Disturbing and subtly horrifying, Compliance is a well written and acted film (although I question how true some of the events because how stupid the characters are), especially from Pat Healy's mostly vocal, and creepy performance.
July 16, 2014
It's a slow-burn but Craig Zobel keeps the tension rising. It is very compelling and frustrating.
September 3, 2012
I don't know guys. It's an interesting topic, I just wish I liked this better. I thought it was so slowly paced. It's almost in real time, which explains a lot of it, but I just thought it was so slow. The acting is good, I just don't like the characters. It's just so frustrating to watch because I felt like no one was using their common sense. Which, yes I know this actually happened, but I was just baffled at their stupidity. From a movie making standpoint, I didn't love when they revealed the prank caller. It either needed to be earlier or much later. Where it was just made it feel like a throwaway moment. The same can be said for the climax of the movie. The part that was supposed to be the most traumatizing, the most tense, was given no more weight than any of the previous scenes. And then is ended really quickly after that. I wanted to like this, I really did, and it could have been really good, but the slow pace and clunky plot structure killed it.
July 11, 2014
good but tough view for me anyway
July 9, 2014
Well acted, but far too frustrating to gain any level of enjoyment. I spent a good deal of the time just trying to understand how any of this could ever happen. Though, I suppose it did.
July 2, 2014
very entertaining but some moments were so idiotic that it was actually, at times, rather comical
June 29, 2014
its crazy if its really based on a true story..i do not get how anyone could really fall for that prank to this extreme..but as a movie it was ok.
December 16, 2012
Disturbing dar interesant
June 14, 2014
Stunning if these event occurred in reality as I found this film Incredibly unrealistic. It would shock me to think it were possible that we have individuals that would lack the most basic amount of intelligence and reasoning skills to realize that what was being requested was not from law enforcement.
August 18, 2012
Sandra: I'll do... everything that you need.
Compliance es una película que muestra el peor lado de la naturaleza humana, y eso nunca es cómodo de ver. Esta historia a diferencia de otras, realmente está basada en eventos reales, lo cual lo hace aún más escalofriante. El caso sigue a una "prank call" que hacen a un restaurante de comida rápida, y donde la persona se hace pasar por un policia, y acusa a una empleada de haberle robado dinero a un cliente, y mientras la historia va avanzando, es objeto de todo tipo de tratos degradantes, hasta llegar a abuso sexual.
Normalmente no me encuentro incómoda con películas, pero esta me dejó fria. No pude creer la estupidez de las personas que dejaron que los eventos escalaran a tal magnitud. En estos casos uno se pone en los zapatos de los protagonistas, y piensa que hubiera hecho yo en esa situación, y realmente espero que no hubiera reaccionado de esa manera, y da miedo lo fácil que las personas se dejan manipular. Todavía me molesta toda la situación, sobretodo por la manera realista en la cual esta hecha esta película, especialmente el guión y las actuaciones, y de hecho el caso es exactamente igual a como lo dirigieron.
Hay pequeños detalles que ayudan a crear esta atmósfera tan incómoda, por ejemplo, hay tomas de las personas comiendo y disfrutando su comida, mientras todo estaba pasando en el cuarto de atrás, al igual que los empleados que simplemente hacían su trabajo, sin prestar atención a lo que estaba sucediendo al lado de ellos. También la identidad del hombre que realiza la llamada, que al principio se muestra como un monstruo, pero resulta que es alguien que trabaja en servicio al cliente y tiene una familia, y hace todo esto para ganar un dinero extra y por morbo.
La fotografía de Compliance es hermosa, lo cual me impresiona porque toda la película transcurre en este lugar de comida rápida, y es genial que lograron crear algo tan estético, en un lugar que no lo es, como close ups de objetos típicos como son papas en la freidora o el agua enjabonada para lavar los platos, fue bastante original. La música con ese violin creó una atmósfera tensa y de terror. En general todas las decisiones de dirección fueron notables. Esta es una película para reflexionar y ver con horror todos estos eventos transcurriendo. Realmente yo la pondría bajo el género terror, ya que es realmente desagradable saber que la verdad supera a la ficción.
June 5, 2014
I can't believe critics liked this. Despite the closing credits' claim that such "events" have happened 70 times, I found it ludicrously implausible.
May 19, 2014
Compliance tells us a really disturbing true story, and is occasionally effective, but overall the film got very repetitive as it progressed and I found myself bored and uninterested when it came to the end. I thought all the actors did a really great job though, and the director did a really great job at making the film feel realistic.
May 10, 2014
The film will leave you screaming at your TV and the story will leave you feeling sick and distraught for days, if for no other reason than the fact that the film is so close to what actually happened. This, of course, is exactly the filmmaker's intention.
May 10, 2014
Couldn't even get through the whole movie. It pains me to know that there are actual gullible idiots in the world.
May 8, 2014
Intense, grippy and extremely disturbing.
May 7, 2014
Wow. It's been a long while since I've seen something so tense and unsettling, made even moreso by the fact it's based on true events from the US, and which could easily have become exploitative if not handled so well by director Craig Zobel.
A fast food manager receives a call from a 'police officer' asking her to detain an employee accused of stealing from a customer. The overworked 'police' can't get there yet so ask the manager to investigate this employee in increasingly violative ways.
This caused controversy at Sundance with people walking out, or berating the director and cast, odd (but understandable) for a movie with so little shown on screen. Anything that inspires that kind of reaction, and any subsequent discussion, is a good thing in my book.
Zobel stops short of calling people stupid (I wouldn't; they are, incredibly sometimes - why none of these people simply removed themselves from the situation, became suspect at some of the insane questions, or demanded proof of this guy's identity etc, is mind-boggling), so rather turned it into a question of what in human nature could cause this to happen.
I was reminded of the Milgram experiments from the 60s (and an episode of Law and Order featured a similar situation, with Robin Williams as the caller named 'Mr Milgram'), and this serves as a great example of why I think philosophy, logic, and critical thinking should be essential subjects in school, to breed a healthy sceptical attidude. Scepticism is intellectual armour, allowing a person who can think critically to avoid being led down the garden path, be it by hoax callers, or psychics, clairvoyants, peddlers of pseudoscientific alternative medicine, etc etc. One would hope that could prevent things like this from happening, or at least reduce their incidence or effectiveness.
April 22, 2014
I really didn't know how to rate it simply because watching it disgusted me so dam much. The fact that the story is true, is what angers me most of all. Honestly as far as victims go all I see are a bunch of people that are victims of stupidity! I agree with the acquittal of the real perpetrator in the case, clearly he has issues, but if all it takes is boredom and some dumb ass to call you and tell you to do something like and you do it then hey you deserve it.
Where the fuck is your brain? Where do police officers call potential suspects on the dam phone? Where do police officers call other people and ask them to do investigate for them? There were so many things wrong with the entire situation! Why would someone even take off their fucking clothes just in a fucking restaurant because the person on the phone claims to be a fucking officer? OMG! Reading up on this shit I learned the real victim was going to be pre-med prior to this happening but the she now suffers from post-traumatic stress and she can't. I am sorry but a person who is smart enough to become a doctor would not have fallen for this stupid ass bull-shit