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Purge (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 12 February 2013 (USA)
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A genetically-engineered world. All Layla wanted was to fit in and be happy. But her nemesis wouldn't let her.


David King


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Credited cast:
Greg Anderson Greg Anderson ... Medical Clinic Guard
Alyssa Bassett Alyssa Bassett ... Running Youth
Sarah Breen Sarah Breen ... Layla Thomas
Michael F Cahill ... Harmon Cleves
T.C. Daniels T.C. Daniels ... Nerve Gas Victim
Sarah Delaney Sarah Delaney ... Running Youth
Tritia DeViSha ... News Reader
Mark Doggett Mark Doggett ... Marty Boom
Tania Fisher ... News Anchor
Steven Haar Steven Haar ... Medical Clinic Guard (as Tommy Jarvis)
John Francis Howard John Francis Howard ... Underground Doctor
Damon Hunter ... Detective Sergeant Peter Jacks
Tommy Jarvis Tommy Jarvis ... Running Youth
Brendan Parry Kaufmann ... Phoenix
David King David King ... Stray


A genetically-engineered world. All Layla wanted was to fit in and be happy. But her nemesis wouldn't let her.

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Steven Haar is credited as Tommy Jarvis for his role as both a nod to Corey Feldman (who played the character 'Tommy Jarvis' twice), and the Friday the 13th franchise which featured the character in 3 of its movies. See more »

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An Interesting and Unusual Film
14 July 2014 | by andreaparke61See all my reviews

As an ultra-low budget quasi-sci fi experimental narrative, Purge is most definitely not everyone's cup of tea.

But for me and for people I know, it's an interesting and unusual film made by a filmmaker who approaches film as an art form rather than as simple entertainment.

I won't go into the story here as other reviews have covered that. I'll just say that King is not afraid to use techniques that directly contravene the idea of sucking an audience into a story and pulling them along for the ride.

He even uses titles and text to deliberately jolt the audience out of passive viewing mode just as Jean-Luc Godard did with his political films in the 1970's.

This is one of the many things that makes Purge an interesting film to the people who like it – a profound knowledge of cinema and sense of daring to go beyond the conventional entertainment experience.

It's interesting that Lloyd Kaufamn himself liked Purge and personally picked it up for distribution.

Purge was made for less money than many Hollywood films would spend on makeup alone. But that didn't bother King – it drove him to seek new and different ways of doing things and thus create a film unlike any other.

As Mr Kaufman himself said – a true original....where most films today aren't.

Purge, I believe, is pitched at people who see film as an art form rather than as mere entertainment.

I hope this helps people to decide whether or not it is the kind of film they would like to see – for those who have voted it down haven't helped anyone understand anything at all about the film.

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