The Purge

The Purge

Anarchy

DVD - 2014
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The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. Writer/director James DeMonaco returns to craft the next terrifying chapter of dutiful citizens preparing for their country's yearly twelve hours of anarchy.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Call Number: DVD F PURG
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,rda
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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Twix_1
Nov 15, 2017

Better than the first one. But not as good as Election Year. Much more of an open environment. Sad that this stuff is happening for real. It's just not legal... I guess..... Don't give the government any ideas. Our country have had, and already have some sick twisted laws.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 24, 2017

The idea of this movie was really cool. For a twelve hour period, citizens are able to do anything they want. Any crime. Murder, theft, whatever. Of course, things go a little too smoothly in the movie as in real life, the purge would probably leave everything destroyed. Anyways, for people who want to get revenge, this is the perfect night. I was pretty creeped out by the masks of some of the guys who participated in the purge. The movie is a great thriller and exciting as you watch a group of people trying to survive the night of the purge, while there is murder and theft going on around the city.
Rating: 3.5/5
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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moviefan01
Sep 17, 2015

It seems that torture porn. now has three flavors. The Saw franchise brought us the first: It's a serial killer. The second version is Hostel: Rich people pay to abduct/torture whoever they can, it's like a game. Now we have the Purge films, which give it all political or social overtones...maybe the really scary thing here is that Purge kinda sorta makes you think a bit. Could anyone see this actually happening? The social commentary about the rich eliminating the American underclass?

snowflaketoons Jun 06, 2015

great movie

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publicenemy45
May 15, 2015

the purge is a decent movie not great but decent. the acting i thought was fair and decent will i watch it again probly not.

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0cho
May 01, 2015

Better than the first for me. A watchable slasher\action\horror movie. Too bad the writers couldn't make it a little more suspenseful. Also, the scenes with the sister killing the cheating sister and the whole up class purging thing at the end was just stupid. All in all a not bad movie for what it is and no fast forwarding required.

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kalua1969
Feb 18, 2015

The original movie was good, though a bit outlandish to think in terms of the reality that the government (and society) would allow such annual event to take place. Nevertheless, this second movie was "ok" at best. In the first movie it followed the lives of just a single family...whereas this movie shows what went on in the rest of the city.

As with the first movie, it always made me cringe whenever you see the "purgers" holding hands, standing in a circle, and reciting their pledge to the new-founding fathers / nation. It seemed too "cult-like" and really didn't seem like a realistic thing that people would be doing. Whatevers... just a personal thoughts.

As for the movie itself... a lot of killings, a lot of violence, a lot of immoral acts.... but, the overall theme seemed to be about those rebelling against the annual purge, trying to bring a change into the views of "wrong doesn't make right", etc. In other words, showing that America didn't need this to be a nation of proud / civil people, and that all it does is expose the racism towards minorities, the divisions between the rich and poor, and of how the government itself took part in the annual purge to help "thin out" society of what they felt were part of the useless population.

Either way...entertaining movie to watch. Worth renting, but probably not worth actually purchasing.

Corey G Brooks Feb 12, 2015

This was quite vicious! I haven't witnessed such an unnerving film in awhile. "It can almost outdo what I experienced in physical reality, save it's fiction!"

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jimg2000
Feb 07, 2015

Meaningful sequel with just a few tolerable irrational turn of events.

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jazeebelle
Feb 04, 2015

I am probably the only one who not only really liked the original but also really enjoyed the sequel. That being said, it's not for everyone, even for those who like the theme. Assomeone said before, this second one is a bit more of a commentary on society, a bit more political. I do however find them enjoyable and a bit of an original take on an old theme.

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Twix_1
Nov 15, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Blood, and Gore.

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Twix_1
Nov 15, 2017

Violence: Intense violence.

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Twix_1
Nov 15, 2017

Coarse Language: Strong language.

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jimg2000
Feb 07, 2015

We found your car Sergeant. Your plates told us who you were. It was easy to see where you were headed tonight. Hell, I would've done the same thing. The unwritten Purge rule: don't save lives. Tonight we take lives. We make things manageable. Unfortunately the citizens aren't killing enough. So we supplement it all to keep things balanced. It's important work the NFFA does and we can't have any interference. We can't have heroes... oh no sir... no heroes. I hope you feel cleansed. Blessed be America, a nation reborn.

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