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Release Date: July 18th, 2014

DVD Release Date: October 21st, 2014

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
One night per year, the government sanctions a 12-hour period in which citizens can commit any crime they wish -- including murder -- without fear of punishment or imprisonment. Leo, a sergeant who lost his son, plans a vigilante mission of revenge during the mayhem. However, instead of a death-dealing avenger, he becomes the unexpected protector of four innocent strangers who desperately need his help if they are to survive the night.

Cast: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Michael Kenneth Williams, Zoë Soul, Justina Machado, John Beasley

Director: James DeMonaco

Genres: Thriller, Horror, Action

Production Co: Platinum Dunes, Blumhouse, Why Not Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The Purge: Anarchy efficiently exploits its high-concept premise while delivering far more visceral thrills than its predecessor. show more

  • Isn't a cheap knock-off but an equally effective, deliciously disturbing movie. It's bound to delight genre fans (and dismay critics, who attacked the first as heavy-handed and sloppy). show more

  • Ultimately, “Anarchy” is too cartoonish in its politics to gain the allegorical resonance it clearly strives for — and worse yet, it's just no fun. show more

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