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The Purge (I) (2013)

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

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$64,423,650 (USA) (2 August 2013)
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The alarm code that James Sandin enters into his home security system is 101382, this equates to the date 10/13/1982, the date of President Ronald Reagan's Address to the Nation on the Economy. See more »

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In the game room, a masked purger shoots many times, narrowly missing his target but hitting the floor yet there are no bullet holes shown in the floor. See more »

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Mary Sandin: [siren to signal the end of the Purge] Now get the hell out of my house.
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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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