MOVIEmeter
Top 500
Down 3 this week

The Purge (I) (2013)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  7 June 2013 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 98,449 users   Metascore: 41/100
Reviews: 521 user | 335 critic | 33 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 21 Jan 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 06 May 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 49 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Purge" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Purge (2013)

The Purge (2013) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Purge.

User Polls

1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three groups of people are trying to survive Purge Night, when their stories intertwine and are left stranded in The Purge try to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.

Director: James DeMonaco
Stars: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford
The Conjuring (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Director: James Wan
Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston
Sinister I (2012)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A true-crime writer finds a cache of 8mm home movies films that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates back to the 1960s.

Director: Scott Derrickson
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone
Oculus I (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Director: Mike Flanagan
Stars: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff
Mama I (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years.... but how alone were they?

Director: Andrés Muschietti
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier
Insidious I (2010)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Director: James Wan
Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins
Carrie (2013)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Director: Kimberly Peirce
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde
World War Z (2013)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Director: Marc Forster
Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Director: James Wan
Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey
Saw (2004)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.

Director: James Wan
Stars: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover
The Strangers (2008)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

Director: Bryan Bertino
Stars: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward
The Purge 3 (2015)
Action | Horror | Thriller

Centers around the very first purge to commence.

Director: James DeMonaco
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Dana Bunch ...
Mr. Ferrin
Peter Gvozdas ...
...
...
Female Freak
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

7 June 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vigilandia  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$64,423,650 (USA) (2 August 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

James DeMonaco got the idea for the story after his wife made a remark about an episode he had with road rage. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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...
Freak Interrupting: Just give us the ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Apple (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Clair de Lune
Written by Claude Debussy
Arranged by Alfred Reed
Performed by Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
Published by Klams Music & Co, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


71 of 113 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The real problem with this movie wakedemons3
NO panic room? pjcoolidge-978-986884
So many problems with this movie KolaDude
Literally the worst movie I've seen in theaters. Punky3240
Slutty Daughter dkfanfest_01
What would you do during a purge? chinstrapjack
Discuss The Purge (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?