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The First Purge

The First Purge

Witness the birth of an American tradition.
I don’t think this flag is going to save us ...
I don’t think this flag is going to save us ...
We go back in time to see how the Purge idea got started. Set some time in the future, America’s third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but they give everyone brave or foolish enough to stay, $5,000. And more if they take part in the purge. This extremely violent film has been banned in some countries.

97 minutes, No persons under 18 (Language, Sex, Violence, Horror, Prejudice, Drug abuse)
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller.

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Credits
Cast
Y'lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Mugga, Patch Darragh, Marisa Tomei, Luna Lauren Velez, Kristen Solis
Director
Gerard McMurray
ScreenplayJames DeMonaco
MusicKevin Lax
CinematographyAnastas N. Michos
EditingJim Page
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byBlumhouse Productions, Perfect World Pictures, Platinum Dunes

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreHorror thriller
LanguageFrequent, very strong impact use of crude language used in casual chat with sexual innuendo.
NudityLow impact, infrequent, e.g. a man's buttocks are shown in sexual context
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceFrequent, very strong impact, realistic violence is thematic. e.g. People are shot at with blood-letting; explosions of planted bombs; there are beating, fist fights, kicking and stabbings with sharp objects; people being chased by assailants threatening to cause them harm as part of the Purge.
PrejudiceMild impact, language of prejudice is fairly frequent and thematic of the deliberate move for social cleansing targetting the low income social class; depiction of mercenaries clad in 'Ku Klux Klan' robes and hoodies attacking the predominantly black community and language of prejudice.
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsTHE FIRST PURGE is a drama action movie about a Government approved social experiment whereby for one night, citizens are allowed to commit crimes of their choice, to purge them of any rage or anger feelings they may have bottled inside, without fear of prosecution or any repurcussions. THEMES Complex, mature realistic themes of social experimentation, legalised crime, manipulation of social behaviour, murder, a license to kill, research, vigilantism, social cleansing, purging, controlled moral degradation, social degeneration, lawlessness, blackmail, manipulation, protecting loved ones, evil intent, purging rage and pent up anger, organised violence, hatred, social engineering, family, unity, the unlikely hero and villains, political unrest, civil unrest, looting, vandalism, political formations, ulterior motive, lies, deceit, incitement to cause violence recognised by the State and good triumphing over evil. The complex themes of social degeneration and moral degeneration and creating a false impression to achieve one's own goals Themes of murder and revenge that is encouraged and protected by a government lend toward the overall strong impact the themes. Very strong elements of language and violence also contribute towards the overall impact as well as the cinematography and theatre format with enhanced sound effects and audio visuals further enhances the suspense and eerie tone.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
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Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)
Suggested age limitPositive messagesPositive role models
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
What the Critics say
Cape Argus/The StarJamal-Dean Grootboom quote icon 5
24.comGabi Zietsman quote icon 10
ScreenIt (USA)T. Durgin quote icon 10
Metacritic.com39 critics11
RottenTomatoes.com126 critics11
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 10
Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics 9
CommonSenseMedia (USA)Jeffrey M. Anderson quote icon 2
What the People say
Metacritic.com54 users10
RottenTomatoes.com1744 users8
IMDB11152 Netizens11
The Movie DBCommunity12
Average .. 45%9


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