I was uncomfortable. I wanted it to be over. I can't understand someone calling that kind of tension a 'good' movie on any level. The alleged truth of this story is so ugly that I found myself simply not believing the plot, regardless of the 'based on a true story' fore-warning. Then - it became a small, personal film like an indulgent what-if fantasy that had no point in being made. While accompanying articles still insist that what happens in Compliance is indeed based on a true incident (or incidents) I'm left assuming a better director should have been able to make me believe it while I was watching it - instead of feeling like I was watching the director's sexual fantasy. A tawdry film. Yuck.