The Purge

Genre:  Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
Running Time:  85 min.
Release Date: June 7, 2013
DVD: October 8, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 2.63
based on 64 votes and 22 reviews
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Cast: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, Max Burkholder


In a dystopian future society, a political regime called the New Founding Fathers of America tries to clamp down on rampant violence and crime by imposing strict laws.

As an experiment, they try something called The Purge, in which for 12 hours, once a year, all crime, including murder, is completely legal.

Director: James DeMonaco
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Sébastien Kurt Lemercier
Screenplay: James DeMonaco
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  • 3 stars "cool concept for a movie - a bit weak on the executuion of the idea, but not a bad movie. One makor flaw - Ethan Hawke horribly cast."
  • 3 stars "better than anticipated.. a decent flick."
  • 1 star "As soon as I started watching this movie, I didn't feel good for some reason. Guess it was the movie, right? Really, what a stupid forgetable movie, nothing shocking or scary whatsoever, the characters were all dumb as hell. And it was so dark I could hardly see anything, which made it even worse. Worst movie I have ever seen, and that includes the bling ring. ugh. But I still like Rhys Wakefield and Ethan Hawke though, it's not their fault the movie sucked, it was the script."