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Compliance [DVD] [2013]
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 29 March 2013
Manipulation and control is the centre of this story, as we see the shocking humiliation that Becky suffers. The camera is mostly still, the editing is slow and the colourisation is bland, ensuring a 'real' life representation. Instead the tension is held in the script, focussing on the violence of the characters actions and decisions.

The director (Craig Zobel) favours close-ups, drawing the audience into the suffocating and inescapable events that Becky is subjected to. As the audience we may believe that we would have discovered the hoax quicker, but we are privileged with hindsight.

What is classed as free will and how responsible for our actions are we? Compliance is hard hitting film with tough mental and physical violence. It questions human nature, and how the majority can be lead by an 'authority' figure who knows best. It slightly lags at the end, but overall an enjoyable (or rather not so) film.

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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2013
This is a weird film, it's based on true events (apparently) and explores how people will blindly obey authority. It's not a bad idea and starts with the manageress of a small fast food restaurant receiving a phone call from a police officer who explains that one of her staff has committed a crime. From that point he issues a series of quite frankly absurd instructions which the manageress and some of the staff comply with.

I can't fault the film as such, the cast do a good job with what they have. It tells the story well and effectively, however the real problem is the stupidity of it. It's hard to comprehend how ridiculous the events are. Anyone with any sense wouldn't have obeyed if the policeman had been stood in front of them, let alone an unidentified voice over the phone.

So the film is fine, but I ended up shouting at the screen at the stupidity of it, so for your own sake I'd give this a miss, unless of course you like watching stupid people doing stupid things for now sensible reason.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 27 October 2013
The main question this true event put to film poses is "how can people be so stupid?" Is America really that dumbed down now that 5 or 6 people in one building would believe an anonymous caller was really a policeman just because he said he was? And even assuming they all did, would it really happen 70 times across 30 different states in the USA? Well it really did and it was even worse than portayed in the movie because the caller finally got the innocent Macdonalds worker to perform a sex act on the manageress'es fiance while he was meant to be searching her for money the policeman said she had stolen. The imbecilic manageress meanwhile was out front serving. And the girl just does it, and the guy just lets her do it and both of them believe they have to comply with the 'policeman' on the other end of the phone. Unbelievable but true. Why the film makers chose to leave out the sex act is strange, but no stranger than the fact that she really did it. I guess they needed to make sure they got the '15 rating.' And All this was over some supposed missing money that they were meant to be searching for, except there was no custoner complaining and there was no missing money. It says something for how badly managers treat their staff and how easily dehumanized people can become in a few minutes.
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on 2 February 2015
Very disturbing story (but apparently true)
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I watched this some time ago and found it compulsive and shocking viewing.
From what I have read some people at the original screenings booed the film and walked out,thinking that it was not true and was exploitation.
It is true and the CCTV of the events in the office are easily obtained on the internet,as is information of what happened afterwards,which is also of great interest.
A powerful depiction of the gullibility towards authority that lies deep within many of us.
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on 4 February 2015
Horrible film, completely depressed me!
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on 2 November 2014
true story,makes this more interesting.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Psychology teachers! If your students don't believe that Milgram could happen today you should show them this film. It is absolutely gripping. However, do check that your students are old enough to view it. There is a pretty raunchy oral sex scenes towards the end...
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on 17 February 2015
Shows how dumb people are
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on 17 March 2015
This is really good.....
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