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The Purge (I) (2013)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  7 June 2013 (USA)
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In the future, a wealthy family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized.

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In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin's (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide. Written by Universal Pictures

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Survive the night. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong disturbing violence and some language | See all certifications »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,058,360 (USA) (7 June 2013)

Gross:

$64,423,650 (USA) (2 August 2013)
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James DeMonaco got the idea for the story after his wife made a remark about an episode he had with road rage. See more »

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For a while in the middle of the movie, James has a shaped goatee and moustache, which he does not have during the rest of the movie. See more »

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James Sandin: Tonight allows people a release for all the hatred and violence that they keep up inside them.
Charlie Sandin: Why don't you guys kill someone tonight?
James Sandin: Because we don't feel the need to, Charlie.
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Written by B.C. Hilliam
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Published by EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI)
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Cute Idea - Horrible Execution
18 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie against my better judgement. Most of the reviews on IMDb rate this movie somewhere between awful and horrible. I was hoping that maybe they were being too harsh, they were not. I made the mistake of thinking that Lena Headey and Ethan Hawke were both credible actors. (I love Headey as the evil queen in Game of Thrones) whoever wrote her dialog in this mess should be drawn and quartered. By the end of this movie I was actually hoping that the "good guys" would get killed just to keep them from having to suffer this script anymore.

All in all this is a bad movie, don't waste your money or your time watching it. Trust me you'll thank me in the end.


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