The Purge
The Purge 2013

A 12-hour spree of cleansing anarchy and violence Purge Night concept is novel enough: crime is not in fact cleansing, so while behaving badly once a year may keep the nation’s crime rate down, it also turns people into monsters. The Purge movie is just an uninspired film.

2022 in America Violent crime and unemployment have been exterminated and the introduction of the annual Purge Night: a 12-hour spree of intense anarchy and violence. During this, the well-armed rich appear from their gated communities to release their frustrated anger on the underclass.

The Purge’ is a writer and director James DeMonaco’s satirical, futuristic home invasion movie.

From a security company James Sandin (Ethan Hawke), A top salesman has made a fortune by selling home protection systems that consist of high tech surveillance systems and steel doors that seal doors and windows. He lived with his wife Mary Sandin (Lena Headey) and son Charlie (Max Burkholder).

James just wants to lay low and ditch Purge Night in his home, which, once his own security system activates, transforms into a house-shaped bank vault.  But his son Charlie (Max Burkholder) admits an unknown stranger (Edwin Hodge) into the Sandins’ home and the stranger is wounded and helpless, Charlie’s humanitarian motives don’t require much explanation.

James has given a choice: sacrifice the bleeding stranger and save his family, or perish for a noble lost cause by a Wakefield’s character as “Polite Stranger”. That masked rich kids chasing him threaten to breach their home’s state-of-the-art security and create murderous mayhem.

The stranger is apparently missing most of the time and James’s was never clear what he’s fighting for or against. The film’s would-be revolutionary ideas about the hasty appeal of social violence get lost in the mix.

Let’s watch the trailer – 




  • Director: James DeMonaco
  • Written By: James DeMonaco
  • Starring: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder
  • Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Country: United State, France
  • Language: English
  • In Theaters: 7 June 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 85 min


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