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The Purge (I) (2013)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi | 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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One night a year, all crime is legal. See more »


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

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Budget:

$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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This movie was also turned into an extreme walk-through horror maze/experience in Los Angeles called The Purge: Fear The Night. See more »

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When the Polite Purger shoots the Interrupting Purger, we see that his gun is in his left hand and he is reaching across his chest when shown from the inside of the house and the next shot, an overhead view from outside. Immediately afterwards, there is another angle from outside of the house shown where he clearly has the gun in his right hand and right arm extended. 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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References Star Trek: The Return of the Archons (1967) See more »

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End of the End
Written and performed by Cathy Davey
Courtesy of Benair Churchill LLC and Cathy Davey
Published by Tune of Benair Churchill (PRS)/Benair Churchill (ASCAP)
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Wasted potential
24 July 2013 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie with basically no expectations, yet I managed to be quite disappointed. With competent actors such as Ethan Hawke and Lena Heady, and a premise that (at least to me) sounded exciting, I don't really know how they managed to ham it up this much.

It's' predictable to the point of being laughable, and the family characters seem cut out of some template on basic movie-making. And the "villains" brings little new to the table, copying the home-invasion-psychopaths of Funny Games, The Strangers etc. (2 examples of it being done right, in my opinion).

I think this movie got a free ride on the hype it garnered online, with a sleek campaign and major buzz on Twitter, proving that all a movie really needs to make it is a brief, smart slogan and peoples imagination and anticipation creates the rest.

Too bad for an interesting idea. Can't help to think that maybe another director could've done something memorable with this.


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