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  • DeMonaco shows a sure hand at building tension. Too bad the film devolves into a series of home-invasion clichés. The Purge was almost on to something. show more

  • There are flaws, but also some fun surprises. Much closer to Hitchcock than "Hostel," this is what can happen when a pile of trash falls into the hands of a talented and resourceful director (James DeMonaco). show more

  • 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." show more

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  • December 14, 2013 tq00000000175613
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    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 karinkdf82
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    Watched \"The Purge\" over the weekend. It\'s Libertarian Utopia.

  • August 14, 2013 Bob
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    I\'ts a good idea for a movie. However this was the WORST one since the \"Blair Witch Project.\&**************** in a bad way!!!

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