The Purge

One night a year, all crime is legal. Survive the night.


The Purge
Set in 2022, when America has come up with a unique and bizarre plan to deal with their terrible crime problem. The solution is simply to make crime legal for 12 hours, and let people kill whoever they think deserves killing. (Only Hollywood could come up with an idea like that.) One family takes in a homeless person, whom the crowds outside want to kill. The family decides to make a stand to defend their guest... will they make it through the night?

86 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence).
Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller.

Showtimes

Trick or treat?
Trick or treat?

Credits

Cast
Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Rhys Wakefield
Director
James DeMonaco
ScreenplayJames DeMonaco
MusicNathan Whitehead
CinematographyJacques Jouffret
EditingPeter Gvozdas
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
Made in2013
Produced byBlumhouse Productions, Platinum Dunes, Universal Pictures International, Universal Pictures, Why Not Productions

IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequent and moderate
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong, realistic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsIt's 2022 in America and society has come up with a novel concept of getting rid of crime and evil doers in society. One a year every citizen has the right to purge whoever they deem worthy of being purged, that is till you get a family like the Sandins who realise that everything is not as black and white as it appears to be.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
0
Violence
4
Sex
2
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote icon I found this flick moderately intriguing.
10
Metacritic.com
33 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
130 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconHalf social allegory, half home-invasion thriller, The Purge attempts to use thriller formula to make an intelligent point -- but ultimately only ends up sinking in numbing violence and tired clichés.
8
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
9
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
10

What the People say

Internet
36899 Netizens quote iconThe Purge, great concept....not so great film
11

Average .. 47%

9

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