America's third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given to anyone who does.
Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for over 10 years.
Callum Keith Rennie
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
Ethan Hawke is an old friend of producer Jason Blum and director James DeMonaco, and was happy to appear in The Purge to give their low-budget movie some star-power. As usual in Blum's productions, cast and crew work for scale and receive a percentage of the profits, if any. Hawke reportedly received only $3000 upfront, but due to the movie's worldwide success and the back-end profits, he has probably received more money for this film than for any other in his career. See more »
It also made no sense for Zoe to hide under a bed. She also should have known that Charlie's secret room was the best hiding spot in the house. See more »
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.
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 anyone's right to purge. You are very...
Just give us the...
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The protagonist, would have been better without his family. The movie shows irrational and illogical decisions by the protagonist's family members, it displays what happens when you pamper your family too much. You can predict the protagonist's fate as soon as you go through the family member's, A dimwit son without a speck of apology, making suicidal decisions in cold blood. A prostitute for a daughter, anchoring him down. A foolish wife, shadowing her children's faults and blaming it all onto her husband. His family has some kind of problem as to why he earns money or why their life is so smooth and prefect. The protagonist's blood for crocodile tears.
Concluding, this movie is solely to speculate what kind of family the protagonist had and what goes through their head to make decisions they make. Overall, a good movie, says more about bad relations than the purge itself.
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