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The Purge (I) (2013)

 -  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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Reminder all emergency services will be suspended for a 12-hour period during the purge. See more »

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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)

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$64,423,650 (USA) (2 August 2013)
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The film takes place in 2022. See more »

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When Ethan Hawke picks up a billiards ball to hit the purger with, it is yellow, however, when the ball makes contact with the purger's head in the next shot, it is red. See more »

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Polite Leader: There you are... Thank you for accepting my invitation, now tell me why haven't you delivered the filthy swine to me yet?... Are you protecting him? I certainly hope not mr Sandin
James Sandin: No of course not. I just can't find him you see this is a misunderstanding my son let him in, he's a young boy he doesn't know better... but I support what goes on here tonight one hundred percent, I sell security equipment, see I would never deny yours or anyones right to purge you are very...
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Decent
16 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a movie theatre employee, so I saw this film last night at an employee screening. Going into the movie, I was rather excited. The concept is interesting, and has never been done before. While this movie was not as scary as I had anticipated, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. The antagonists were disturbing, and the movie really shows the struggle between self-preservation and what's right. It is somewhat short, but the makers certainly do get the job done. Plenty of flashlight-and-pistol standoffs and suspenseful scenes make for a movie with an interesting plot, and good acting. The ending was a bit predictable, but did not ruin the movie in my opinion. Not the best that I've seen, but overall a decent flick.


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