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Compliance Reviews

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March 21, 2013
Needs more than its "based on a true story" disclaimer to short-circuit our sceptical instinct.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 20, 2013
It might make you a tougher person after watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 20, 2013
[It] leaves you in a dark moral place you'd really rather not be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 17, 2013
This is a squirmy watch - but of course, it is supposed to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 12, 2013
Zobel's film shocks, but leaves the viewer to uncover the real story for themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 26, 2013
A riveting, horrifying film, shot through with beautifully observed moments of unwelcome truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 20, 2013
Compliance, for its sheer nerve in tackling such difficult, yet need-to-know material is a terrific film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 20, 2013
Impressively directed and superbly acted, this is a gripping and disturbing thriller, made all the more horrific by the knowledge that this actually happened over 70 times.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 20, 2013
The film ultimately feels exploitative, especially in its schematic selectiveness about what to show or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 4, 2013
Compliance functions as a fascinating and mortifying glimpse at how readily and illogically people will submit to authority, whether it's law enforcement or a boss.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 17, 2013
A thriller worthy of a viewing, and a shower to cleanse yourself, afterward.
January 17, 2013
This little independent American film might be the scariest thing you see this year...a shattering film about human psychology of which the young Martin Scorsese would have been proud.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 12, 2013
The implications are frightening and the premise fascinating as we are able to see how something like this can spiral out of control. Yet Zobel stretches our patience and tests the credibility of the narrative - mostly to its detriment
January 12, 2013
It's a creepy and frightening demonstration of the risks society faces when accepting authority without question. And it's made visceral by the astonishing performances
January 12, 2013
It's a creepy and frightening demonstration of the risks society faces when accepting authority without question. And it's made visceral by the astonishing performances
January 9, 2013
Calm on the surface but the subtext is ferocious with the shocking way people succumb to savage impulses when people in positions of power are morally tainted
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 8, 2013
It's a squirm-in-your-seat kind of experience. But it deserves to be seen.
Read More | Original Score: B
January 8, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 8, 2013
Director Craig Zobel delivers a hard-hitting and tense study of morality with Compliance, a menacing drama meant to provoke strong reactions and discussions after the credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 8, 2013
Zobel has proposed an intriguing, disturbing concept. But he makes leaps. Compliance is a good film. I wish it had been a little better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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