Preview: Compliance (2012)


A random call from police accuse a young fast food worker of theft and a compliant manager and others speaking with the police perform questionable acts on the young girl, including strip searches, on the command of an authority figure who isn't what he claims to be.

  • Poster: C-


The plaudits on the left seem appropriate for this type of film, but they could have been a bit more creative with the rest of the design. It's not very interesting and those who don't care about the critics won't give it a second look even if they might find the concept voyeuristically interesting.

  • Trailer: C


I had heard a bit about this film before I saw the trailer, though the title hadn't clued me in. But once I realized what it was about, the trailer design became more frustrating. Firstly, the young actress playing the accused thief isn't portrayed as particularly talented in the trailer. The rest of it's interesting, but not nearly as stark as the subject should command.

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Release Date:

  • August 17, 2012