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THE PURGE: ANARCHY

 
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At Theaters: 7/18/2014 On Video: 10/21/2014
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 43 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600369
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Our government, now re-engineered by the New Founders of America (NFA), has sanctioned its annual 12-hour Purge to ensure that the crime rate stays below one percent for the rest of the year. With police and hospitals suspending help, it's one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment or fear of retribution.
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Thriller Action Horror - While a sequel to last summer's sleeper hit, nearly none of the cast members return, and this is more of an action film than the horror/thriller vibe of the original. That said, violence, language, and subject matter are as dark and intense as in the first film and is not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Frank Grillo THE GREY, WARRIOR
Carmen Ejogo SPARKLE, AWAY WE GO
Zach Gilford DEVIL'S DUE, POST GRAD
Kiele Sanchez A PERFECT GETAWAY
Director: James DeMonaco THE PURGE
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About The Production
People Like Us: Casting The Thriller
Dark of Night: Design, Locations and Costumes
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; 18 S-words; 1 GD; a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings, beatings, killings, fights.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: Fights, chases, shootouts.
COMEDY: Darkly comic lines and situations.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average This time around, he flips the tables and takes us outside into the dog-eat-dog world of the streets. The result is an action-oriented survival tale...

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average More than anything, this speaks to DeMonaco's creative indecision. If he unclenched, and had a little fun developing the world his film is set in, "The Purge: Anarchy" might not be so tedious.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average The jarring action and outlandish premise of a lawless free-for-all are somehow riveting and inane in almost equal measures.

NY Post Full Review
Poor I've read ingredients labels that were scarier than 'The Purge: Anarchy,' a plodding horror flick that mistakenly thinks it has big ideas.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 34 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
7
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
11
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
3
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
5
Fairly Low
100%
30+Adults (F)
6
Fairly High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 34 moviegoers:
Unfortunately, we weren't able to collect very many reviews since the younger audience for this movie isn't good about giving a review.
TEENS: The males mostly loved "The Purge: Anarchy." Just 15% rated it as low as "average." Only about 20% of the females loved it, with another, close to 40% rating it "above average." The remaining, nearly 50%, felt it was only an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The two males loved it as did two of the three females. The third female rated it "above average," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much.
ADULTS: Strangely enough, the females enjoyed it much more than the males. Two females loved it, three rated it "above average" and one rated it just "average." Only one male loved it. The remaining four only felt it was an "average" movie.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The new story follows an unlikely group of five citizens who, over the course of the night, find out just how far they will go to protect themselves and, ultimately, each other, as they fight to survive a night fraught with impossible decisions.

We begin our story with a haunted loner, Leo (FRANK GRILLO), a sergeant who has suffered the loss of his son prior to tonight. Arming himself with enough guns and body armor to make it until dawn, he is a man possessed...and one clearly going out on a vigilante mission of vengeance against those responsible for his loss.

Eva (CARMEN EJOGO) is a single mother trying to make ends meet who lives on the wrong side of the tracks. She lives with her teenage daughter, Cali (ZOE SOUL), and can't afford the security offered the wealthy. When they are attacked in the home where they attempt to hide and are briefly captured by masked Purge assailants, Eva and Cali must rely on the unlikely help of a stranger named Leo to save them from certain death.

When Leo, against his better judgment and to the detriment of his plan of retribution upon someone who wronged his family, witnesses their kidnapping, he opens fire to protect Eva and Cali. Meanwhile, a couple on the brink of separating, Shane (ZACH GILFORD) and Liz (KIELE SANCHEZ), become the victims of a carjacking just as The Purge commences. Seeking refuge in Leo's armored car, they team up with these other three strangers to fend off those seeking to exercise their right to mayhem.

As the new allies question everything they've ever been told by their leaders, they will be hunted across the massive city in a kill-or-be-killed series of survival scenarios that blur the line between sponsored revenge and righteous justice.

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