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Compulsion (2013)





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Compulsion is a psychological thriller starring Heather Graham and Carrie-Anne Moss as two women with dark pasts who live in apartments across from one another. Both suffer from various degrees of obsessive disorders and live in slightly skewed worlds of their own making. With images of sumptuous food and sensual enjoyment, the film explores the intimacy between the two through their connection with food, eating disorders and sex. In a battle of wills, one woman overflows with illusions and fearlessly faces life while the other withdraws from everything and fearlessly faces death. (c) Phase 4

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Joe Mantegna
as Detective Randall
Katie Douglas
as Young Saffron
Theresa Joy
as Sharon Nelson
Daiva Johnston
as Teen Saffron
Jean Yoon
as Leslie
Matt Connors (VIII)
as Delivery Man #1
Allyson Niro
as Crazed Fan
Catherine Fitch
as Crazed Fan
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Critic Reviews for Compulsion

All Critics (1)

At the very least, Compulsion is easy to watch, even if doesn't ultimately come together as the shocker Coccimiglio imagines it to be.

July 4, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Compulsion


A slow moving thriller that doesn't quite fill you up!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

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Wanted to see this one for a while. Quite a twisted storyline. Liked it, but it does move slowly and not entirely sure it was worthwhile sitting through. Not one to rewatch, but to see once, not bad. I liked the colours and the outfits Heather wears - visually it is striking. What doesn't quite work is the ending. I don't mind twisted, but this just rang totally untrue. Also some of the sex scenes were over the top and just seemed there to titalate.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


Heather Graham and Carrie-Anne Moss star in the dark comedy Compulsion. The story follows an aspiring cooking show host named Amy who attempts to befriend her next door neighbor Saffron with her culinary skills, but Saffron proves to be difficult, forcing Amy to take extreme measures. Graham's performance is pretty good, especially at giving a sinister edge to the character. However, Moss is bland, as is the rest of the cast. And the ending comes out of nowhere; as the plot appears to skip a few steps in order to get to a shocking conclusion. Still, some of the comedy is clever; particularly the cooking show segments. While there are a few parts of Compulsion that don't work, it's entertaining and mysterious.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

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