Monday, 29 July 2013

The Purge (2013)

If not for the "Stand your Ground" justified homicide it would be easy to lampoon The Purge as left wing propaganda. Events make it one of those movies that defines its time by accident.  The best way to describe it would be Panic Room meets Funny Games during a 12 hour window of the holocaust. I liked the movie, Ethan Hawke and Lena Hedley carry the movie which raises serious doubts about America's grasp on morality. James DeMonaco adds to his reputation for being a director both the industry and audience can bank on.  Rotten Tomatoes hated it, the public gave it $64 mill domestic on a $3 million budget. If you remotely enjoyed Red State, this movie adds more color to that portrayal of modern day USA.

Three point seven five stars


  1. The horror/slasher genre is not exactly my thing if you know what I mean, so I don't think I would pay to see this. Maybe I can catch it on TV.


  2. Its an ok film. It could have been a lot darker and I felt the moral message of the story was written to heavy handedly, but it was still tense and disturbing at times. I hear they are making a sequel.