Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: August 10, 2012 - Toronto - August 10, 2012 - Toronto
August 17 - Montreal, Vancouver

DVD: January 8, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 3.43
based on 28 votes and 6 reviews
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Cast: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp


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. As we watch, we ask ourselves two questions: "Why don't they just say no?" and the more troubling, "Am I certain I wouldn't do the same?"

Director: Craig Zobel
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Lisa Muskat, Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin, Theo Sena, Craig Zobel
Screenplay: Craig Zobel
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  • 3 stars "Good movie about how careless and idiotic people can be - and how fearful they are of the police that compels them to follow instructions."
  • 4 stars "How bloody stupid can some people be. Question everything, all the time, even authority! That this actually happend is incredible."
  • 1 star "Waste of 1 1/2 hours. It's very unfortunate that there are people dumb enough to fall for this kind of prank. You literally have to be completely brain dead and or mentally undeveloped to entertain this sick joke. Very disturbing to watch as a movie. Should have been a documentary to raise awareness."