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The Purge

  • 2013
  • R
  • 85min
  • 38%
  • 5.7 / 10

After an economic collapse in the United States, a new political party gets elected in 2014. Named the New Founding Fathers of America, this totalitarian political party enacts the Purge into law. This enables all crime to be legal during a 12-hour period, once a year. The film takes place during the year 2022, where the Purge has succeeded in eradicating crime and causing a 1% rating for unemployment.

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The first Purge film received mixed reviews. It was able to garner $89 million from its $3 million budget, a notable success from a low-budget film. It was set up as a social commentary on the imbalance of privileges of the elite against the underprivileged. The success of showing off this critique was only half-hearted. As mentioned by critics, the violence present in horror thrillers prevailed.

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The Purge is an American horror and thriller movie released 2013. Written and directed by James DeMonaco, the film focuses on a rich family who tries to fight off a group of murderers who invade their home during the night of the Purge - a time wherein all crimes are legal. The Purge is the first film in the four film franchise. The trilogy that followed the first 2013 release was: The Purge: Anarchy, The Purge: Election Year, and a prequel film, The First Purge. The film has Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, and Max Burkholder as the victims of murderous Purgers.