The Purge: Anarchy

Genre:  Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  103 min.
Release Date: July 18, 2014
DVD: October 21, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 4.03
based on 82 votes and 32 reviews
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Cast: Zach Gilford, Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Nicholas Gonzalez, Lakeith Stanfield


In a dystopic future, the government, re-engineered by the New Founders of America (NFA), has sanctioned an annual 12-hour Purge wherein all crimes that occur during that time are ignored and can be committed without fear of punishment, in an effort to ensure that the crime rate stays below one percent for the rest of the year.

This sequel follows an unlikely group of five citizens whose lives intersect over the course of the night. Leo is out to get revenge on someone who wronged his family when he witnesses the kidnapping of a mother and her teenage daughter. Meanwhile, a couple about to separate are the victims of a carjacking and have to find a safe place to get through the night.

Director: James DeMonaco
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Andrew Form, Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Sébastien Kurt Lemercier
Screenplay: James DeMonaco

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  • 5 stars "10 out of 10. I'm PICKY. I thought the first installment was so-so. This one? Frank Grillo amazes, he is under-recognized talent. This should have been the first installment, and it sits fine on its own. Excellent action movie, believable story and characters. Do it."
  • 3 stars "Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the movie, it was as good as the first and I hesitate to say better. And here is why, it is the same story that has been played out 1000 times in a movie, a reluctant hero a less than useless group of people he needs to save and a relentless bunch chasing them. Now this doesn't mean the movie is bad I just don't think it is worth of the 5 stars it has been getting. 5 stars is a pretty lofty review for a movie like this."
  • 5 stars "It was a really good movie, so much better than the first"