Compliance

Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Aug 16, 2012
    60
    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 horrifically dark.
  2. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Aug 30, 2012
    50
    Compliance is an extraordinarily assured, well-made drama, signaling a promising career for Zobel, an adroit filmmaker with a talent for taut pacing and staging. But it also fails its first test, which is that the audience believe every word of it.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. Sep 1, 2014
    8
    A fresh and gripping thriller that is intriguing from the very beginning. Performances from Ann Dowd and Dreama Walker allow this small filmA fresh and gripping thriller that is intriguing from the very beginning. Performances from Ann Dowd and Dreama Walker allow this small film to soar high. Full Review »
  2. Mar 9, 2013
    8
    Important to note that this movie is inspired by true events. Not entertaining in the way most movies are. It is uncomfortable to sit throughImportant to note that this movie is inspired by true events. Not entertaining in the way most movies are. It is uncomfortable to sit through and extremely frustrating, but also very compelling and suspenseful. A unique edge-of-your-seat and absorbing thriller, this is the most unsettling movie of the year. Full Review »
  3. ber
    Aug 30, 2012
    1
    Everything about this movie is dumb. Not least the characters who must share an IQ of 75 between them. Along with the tedious pacing and subEverything about this movie is dumb. Not least the characters who must share an IQ of 75 between them. Along with the tedious pacing and sub par acting performances i'm at a loss as to why this is so highly rated. Full Review »