• Released
  • June 7, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 25 min
  • Horror
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 5,832 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: In a future society, the government holds an annual 12-hour period during which all crime is legal.

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Critic Ratings

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83

The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
The Purge manages to be smart, scary, and subversive.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
There are flaws, but also some fun surprises. Much closer to Hitchcock than "Hostel," this is what can happen when a pile of trash falls...
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70

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
As in so many Hollywood spectacles, the message and medium are at hopeless odds... Still, the set-up is arresting, the domestic scenes well...
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68

Film.com

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There’s gold in the premise of “The Purge” and its dismissal of subtlety. But like the residents of its world, when given the opportunity,...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

The Purge clearly has a lot on its mind, but it never really manages to express it.
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63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Kevin C. Johnson
Good but not-good-enough schlocker.
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60

Total Film

By Neil Smith
James DeMonaco’s blood-splattered thriller begins well before expiring slowly from multiple improbabilities.
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60

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
The Purge is mostly a genre picture trying to layer on some prestige by way of social commentary. The latter falls flat; the film is...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Makes its point ham-fistedly and then devolves into a blood-spattered slasher movie. It also unashamedly cribs from more disturbing films...
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50

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
The film’s thudding shocks and predictability dull its edge.
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Awful

By piekarskichris
Was this movie supposed to be scary? Well it wasnt the acting was pisspoor at best. Over half of the movie was pitch black and you couldnt see anything. If i were tou i wouldnt even waste my time...

By andrielledavis
Not scary just suspenseful...

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By clevelandwilson
Okay...

This movie was awesome!!!

By alishawebb5
It was scary!!!...

More Info

Rated R | For Strong disturbing violence and some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Home invasion movie has intense ideas, strong violence.
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