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The Purge Reviews

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Peter Hartlaub
Hearst Newspapers
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The blunt instrument plot allows for a few sneaky moments of satire and social commentary lite.

Full Review Source: Hearst Newspapers | Original Score: 2/4

June 7, 2013
David Berry
National Post

It would like to be high concept, maybe even darkly philosophical, but it mistakes recognizing questions with trying to understand them, and then it clubs you in the face with that recognition with twice the zeal of any of its purging characters.

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 1/4

June 7, 2013
James Verniere
Boston Herald

A home-invasion fantasy exploiting such hot-button topics as racism and right-wing paranoia for shock value. Release this beast, indeed.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: D

June 7, 2013
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity

The premise is the only interesting thing about The Purge, which very quickly devolves into a poorly-staged, narratively-challenged home invasion picture.

Full Review Source: Television Without Pity

June 7, 2013
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

Whom do we root for, when both the family under assault from murderous hooligans and the hooligans themselves behave like idiots?

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: C-

June 7, 2013
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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When critics bemoan the dumbing down of movies, they're talking about stuff like The Purge.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1/4

June 7, 2013
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Renders fictional class warfare and fictional misguided government policy as a shocking jolt of entertainment.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Original Score: 3/4

June 7, 2013
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis

As it stands now it is merely a movie that desperately wants to say something important and profound, but the best it can come up with is "Boo!"

Full Review Source: Suburban Journals of St. Louis | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 7, 2013
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

Standard "stalk, attack, revenge" home invasion material, but it's also laced with an appreciable sense of pointed social commentary.

Full Review Source: FEARnet

June 7, 2013
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

The promising premise of "The Purge" quickly turns into "Straw Dogs" meets "Panic Room". It's never tense, is quite predictable, and features a silly ending.

Full Review Source: Kaplan vs. Kaplan

June 7, 2013
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix

The Purge is satire done so broadly that the audience might forget that it is trying to comment on something with weight and meaning.

Full Review Source: Daily Film Fix | Original Score: 5/10

June 7, 2013
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald

The dumbest premise in the history of Earth.

Full Review Source: Tri-City Herald | Original Score: 1/5

June 7, 2013
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

The Bloody Stranger represents one thing to the clueless folks in his world and something else entirely to you, who know better.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 7/10

June 7, 2013
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

"The Purge" works as an exercise in suspense. Writer-Director James DeMonaco knows how to generate the chills.

Full Review Source: Movie Chambers | Original Score: B-

June 7, 2013
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique

By reconfiguring its old formula, Blumhouse Productions has crafted its best film in years, erasing memories of the terminally declining PARANORMAL ACTIVITY sequels and spin-offs.

Full Review Source: Cinefantastique | Original Score: 3/5

June 7, 2013
Jim Judy
Screen It!

Writer/director James DeMonaco isn't too far from his comfort zone as he previously scripted the 2005 remake of John Carpenter's 'Assault on Precinct 13.' (Complete Content Details for Parents are also available)

Full Review Source: Screen It!

June 7, 2013
Simon Abrams
Chicago Sun-Times
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Instead of being a creepy B-movie about the necessity of suppressing one's animalistic urges, "The Purge" is just a product of uninspired filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 7, 2013
Sean O'Connell
CinemaBlend.com

A despicable, ugly and valueless exercise in hate, that purges all potential out of its interesting, original concept.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

June 7, 2013
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
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In its own clumsy, exaggerated way, The Purge takes a strong stand against our cultural obsession with violence and our tendency to conflate justice with vengeance.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 7, 2013
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Fans, gear up for rock-em-sock-em action, yet don't be disappointed if much of the goonery seems a bit tepid and, dare I say, staged.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

June 7, 2013
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