compliance ann dowd craig zobel

Dir. Craig Zobel
(2012, R, 90 minutes)

I didn’t see Compliance when it was in theaters because I hadn’t heard anything about it and the poster made it look like an exploitation horror film. Well, it is a horror film about exploitation, in a sense, but the poster is probably more evident of a distributor unsure of how to sell a movie about a fast food restaurant where a prank call leads to humiliation and sexual assault. The film is empathetic and thus not a good sell to the exploitation-horror crowd, though it may be uncomfortable to watch for anyone else. You have to have the constitution for it … Read the rest of my review at Culturazzi.