MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 469 this week

Compliance (2012)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  26 September 2012 (France)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 22,274 users   Metascore: 68/100
Reviews: 169 user | 280 critic | 32 from Metacritic.com

When a prank caller claiming to be a police officer convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no one is left unharmed.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 26 Jan 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 25 Feb 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Compliance" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Compliance (2012)

Compliance (2012) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Compliance.

User Polls

13 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a man answers an ad to train as a record producer, he's excited by the prospect of signing undiscovered artists only to discover his new job isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Director: Craig Zobel
Stars: Pat Healy, Kene Holiday, John Baker
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

Director: Justin Kurzel
Stars: Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris
Cheap Thrills I (2013)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar.

Director: E.L. Katz
Stars: Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

Director: Craig Zobel
Stars: Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt...and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.

Director: Gregory Wilson
Stars: William Atherton, Blythe Auffarth, Blanche Baker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Chloe is a New York party girl with the morals of a pirate who bullies and causes trouble for her naive small town roommate June.

Stars: Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, Michael Blaiklock
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Inspired by a true incident, a young man returns home to bury his father and reconcile with his childhood sweetheart over a tragedy in their youth.

Director: Craig Zobel
Stars: Chris Stafford, Lisa Dean Ryan, Warren Skeels
Pills I (2014)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Two boys from southern Ohio, desperate to get to California, turn to stealing and selling pills. But they clearly lack what it takes to pull it off.

Director: Craig Zobel
Stars: Johanna Jowett, Owen Campbell, Darren W. Conrad
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A collection of all the big toons on homestarrunner.com, including holiday toons and the Cheat Commandos series, as well as a look into the website's archives.

Directors: Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Matt Chapman, Melissa Palmer, Mike Chapman
Paperback (2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A pizza cook who's never left his college town meets the girl of his dreams before finding out there's a huge roadblock to them being together.

Director: Adam Bowers
Stars: Adam Bowers, Dreama Walker, Colin Contreary
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Jason Miller, Craig Zobel
Stars: Dottie Alexander, Kevin Barnes, Ahmed Gallab
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Supplier
...
...
...
...
Nikiya Mathis ...
...
...
...
Van
...
...
Customer
...
Detective Neals
...
Officer Morris
Matt Skibiak ...
Robert Gilmour (as Matthew Skibiak)
Edit

Storyline

At a fast food restaurant, the manager, Sandra, is having a bad day. Suddenly, she gets a phone call from a man claiming to be a police officer who has a complaint that one of her young female employees has stolen from a customer. At the orders of this authoritative sounding stranger, Sandra takes the apparent accused, Becky, to a back room to search her before she is picked up. Once there, the phone scammer manipulates the gullible personnel into participating in Becky's sexual humiliation that grows more twisted with every new sucker on the phone. Only when one final person has the conscience to revolt do they realize the crime they were tricked into, which the real police are hard pressed to solve. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

How far would you go? See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 2012 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Obediência  »

Box Office

Budget:

$270,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,427 (USA) (17 August 2012)

Gross:

$318,622 (USA) (26 October 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A message displayed before the film starts refers to the Milgram experiment, and says that the story, inspired by real events, is so shocking it is hard to believe, but that nothing was exaggerated. See more »

Goofs

When Becky is first stripping down, her hair is up/down between shots. See more »

Quotes

Becky: I swear, I didn't take anything!
See more »

Connections

Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm A Dance
Performed by 'Black-listed-individuals' (av)
Written by 'Jeffery Johnson' and David Swan
Published by Pubadminourstage (ASCAP)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unpleasant to watch but important
3 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this today at the Traverse City Film Festival. About 1/4 of the audience walked out before the film ended. I do not disagree that the movie is difficult to watch, but I think you can hardly review a movie where you walked out without seeing the entire film. This film makes an important and real point... that many of us will, when listening to what we assume to be an authority figure, do things which we know are wrong. It also has two characters who say in one way or another "No, I will not do this." Bravo for them and may each of us feel empowered to do the same, if not by our own ethical standards, then by viewing this movie and realizing how devastating the consequences can be.

One would like to be able to say "No one could be so stupid" but the fact that this type of event (involving, reportedly, even more degrading assaultive behavior than portrayed in this film) has happened repeatedly in this country (over 70, according to the closing credits) shows that wish to be untrue. I hope every young person will view this film and be brave enough to refuse any authority figure who makes demands on them which seem to go beyond the bounds of the law and good sense.

And don't ever talk to a law officer in detail without your attorney being present (and no, I am not a lawyer.)


151 of 181 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
STUPID ! chris-siegen
What a crap movie ed_fred
Actual incident in Kentucky - link to video BonesyBree
Only in America stokesy1012002
According to wikipedia, the real manager leaverus
Most of you are moronic mouth breathers. Just saying. rbd_1
Discuss Compliance (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?