Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Becky and Sandra aren’t the best of friends. Sandra is a middle-aged manager at a fast-food restaurant; Becky is a teenaged counter girl who really needs the job. One stressful day (too many customers and too little bacon), a police officer calls, accusing Becky of stealing money from a customer’s purse, which she vehemently denies. Sandra, overwhelmed by her managerial responsibilities, complies with the officer’s orders to detain Becky. This choice begins a nightmare that tragically blurs the lines between expedience and prudence, legality and reason."

Overall Ranking: 499 (Rank from 2012: # 19)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 41.67%
Half-Popped 8.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Dave Examines Movies99(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown97(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik90 - One of the most disturbing thriller/drama I've ever seen. Shocking story based on true events with a fantastic cast. It's a real rarity.
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Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 8
Warning Sign90(full review)
David Baruffi88(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews85(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10181(full review)
Dan O'Neill80 - Though it gets a bit light on the whole tension aspect by the end, Compliance is still a smartly-written and expertly-acted real-life mystery thriller, that feels like it has the rhythm of a horror movie but plays to the beat of an honest, human-drama that shows the way us human-beings think.
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BKSTA Movie Reviews80(full review)
RMMR Daniel Hernandez78(full review)
Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews78(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)

People Involved

  • Ann Dowd (Sandra)
  • Dreama Walker (Becky)
  • Pat Healy (Officer Daniels)
  • Philip Ettinger (Kevin)
  • James McCaffrey (Detective Neals)
  • Ashlie Atkinson (Marti)
  • Bill Camp (Van)
  • Nikiya Mathis (Connie)
  • Ralph Rodriguez (Julio)
  • Stephen Payne (Harold)
  • Amelia Fowler (Brie)
  • John Merolla (Customer)
  • Desmin Borges (Officer Morris)
  • Matt Skibiak (Robert Gilmour)
  • Craig Zobel (Director)