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The Purge


Rated R for strong disturbing violence and some language.

R In Theaters 06/7/2013 , 85min.
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Critic score based on 33 reviews

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December 14, 2013
This idea could have been explored in a much more interesting way. I feel really let down by how out of touch the writing seems to be with their world. I can't help but think most of the decisions made by the characters would never be made by someone living under those conditions.
November 10, 2013
Watched \"The Purge\" over the weekend. It's Libertarian Utopia.
August 14, 2013
I'ts a good idea for a movie. However this was the WORST one since the \"Blair Witch Project.\&**************** in a bad way!!!
July 06, 2013
It was somewhat entertaining , but at the same time.. it pisses you off ! Just have to see it for yourself.
July 06, 2013
It's good to see hollywood come out with something new. That being said this movie leaves you wanting your 2hrs of life back don't waste your time!

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There’s gold in the premise of “The Purge” and its dismissal of subtlety. But like the residents of its world, when given the opportunity, it drops restraint and goes for blood. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Makes its point ham-fistedly and then devolves into a blood-spattered slasher movie. It also unashamedly cribs from more disturbing films like "Straw Dogs," "Funny Games" and "A Clockwork Orange." Full Review
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
A rote home-invasion thriller afraid to be seen as just another rote home-invasion thriller, the film turgidly grasps for profundity by framing bloodlust as patriotic duty. Full Review
Ian Buckwalter
The Purge is mostly a genre picture trying to layer on some prestige by way of social commentary. The latter falls flat; the film is actually stronger when it just goes for our baser instincts. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
The movie even makes night-vision-goggle scares more irksome, a rare feat. Full Review
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