Magnolia Pictures | Release Date: August 17, 2012
6.5
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Generally favorable reviews based on 69 Ratings
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DCEdmondsNov 13, 2014
"Compliance" 10 Scale Rating: 6.0 (Decent) ...

The Good: It gets off to a rough start, but becomes somewhat interesting as you get deeper into the film. The fact that this is based on a true story is fascinating because otherwise it would
"Compliance" 10 Scale Rating: 6.0 (Decent) ...

The Good: It gets off to a rough start, but becomes somewhat interesting as you get deeper into the film. The fact that this is based on a true story is fascinating because otherwise it would seem impossible. Ann Dowd got a little recognition for her part in the film and she deserved it. In a sea of bad acting, she was the lone beacon.

The Bad: The rest of the cast was pretty much terrible and really brought the film down. While I know that it was based on a true story I couldn't help but sit here and say "How stupid are these people?!?!" ...
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eliteco3Feb 24, 2013
The believability of the stupidity of these characters makes the whole script loose credibility. Other than that there were some entertaining characters and plot development.
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MarkAngelFeb 5, 2013
It is what a contemporary drama film should be: carefully paced, slowly revealing, supported by strong performances and effective score. However, it lacks deeper and much more involved analysis of the problem especially since the story isIt is what a contemporary drama film should be: carefully paced, slowly revealing, supported by strong performances and effective score. However, it lacks deeper and much more involved analysis of the problem especially since the story is based on actual events. The film barely elaborates on the issue presented. This means that, besides some questions arising at the very end, the film and most of the time relies on depiction and the potent shock value such visual suggestions contain. Expand
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