Compliance explores the human desire to obey authority regardless of religion or culture. The shocking part about the movie is that it actually happened as it is based on real-life events that took place in 2004 at a McDonalds in Kentucky. The story starts with a prank phone call in which a man posing as a police officer manipulates a supervisor to sexually assault the 18-year old employee.
Frank Bruni from The New York Times (full here):
Glenn Greenwald from The Guardian (full here):
The New Yorker review of the movie saw it differently as it had this line "American movies are saturated in physical violence; this one is devoted to spiritual violence".