"Compliance" is a chilling psychological thriller that delves deep into the human psyche, exploring the lengths to which people will go when they believe they are following authority.
The story unfolds in a fast-food restaurant where a prank caller, posing as a police officer, convinces the manager to carry out invasive and degrading actions on an employee, alleging theft.
As the events escalate, the film raises disturbing questions about obedience, manipulation, and the dark side of human nature.
August 17, 2012
R (for language and sexual content/nudity)
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Cast & Crew
- Ann Dowd as Sandra
- Dreama Walker as Becky
- Pat Healy as Officer Daniels
Where to Stream
United States (US)
There are currently no streaming offers in the US.
Streaming: The movie is available on Max Amazon Channel, fuboTV, Max, Hoopla, DIRECTV, and Magnolia Selects.
Buy/Rent: For those in the US, you can buy or rent the movie on platforms such as Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Vudu, Microsoft Store, FlixFling, and Alamo on Demand.
There are currently no streaming offers in the AU.
Streaming: Aussies can stream the movie on Beamafilm.
Buy/Rent: In Australia, the movie is available for purchase or rent on Apple TV, Fetch TV, and Beamafilm.
United Kingdom (GB)
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Buy/Rent: In the UK, the movie can be bought or rented on Amazon Video, Apple TV, Sky Store, and Chili.
There are currently no streaming offers in the DE.
Streaming: German movie enthusiasts can stream the film on Home of Horror, Home of Horror Amazon Channel, and Realeyz Amazon Channel.
Buy/Rent: For those in Germany, the movie is available for purchase or rent on Apple TV, Amazon Video, Videobuster, and MagentaTV.
There are currently no streaming offers in the BR.
Streaming: Brazilians can indulge in the movie on Supo Mungam Plus.
There are currently no streaming offers in the FR.
Buy/Rent: In France, the movie is available for purchase on Bbox VOD.
There are currently no streaming offers in the CA.
Streaming: Canadians can stream the movie on Hoopla.
Buy/Rent: For those in Canada, the movie can be bought or rented on FlixFling.
Dogfish Pictures, Muskat Filmed Properties, Low Spark Films
Box Office Collection:
"Compliance" received a polarized response from critics upon its release. The film was lauded for its intense performances, particularly from Ann Dowd, and its thought-provoking narrative.
Critics praised the movie's ability to generate discussion about the nature of authority and the human propensity to obey without questioning. However, some found the film's content too disturbing and its portrayal of events too one-sided.
The audience's reaction to "Compliance" was as divided as the critics'. While some viewers praised the film's audacity and its ability to provoke deep thought about societal norms and the nature of authority, others found it deeply unsettling and difficult to watch.
The film's controversial nature led to heated debates and discussions among viewers, making it one of the most talked-about indie films of 2012.
Awards & Nominations:
Ann Dowd's performance as Sandra garnered widespread acclaim, earning her several nominations and awards. She won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female.
The film itself was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and won the C.I.C.A.E. Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.