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The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Interesting premise and invokes some thought-provoking but inevitably the film unravels into a tired, contrived game of cat and mouse with shallow characters you don't give a damn about. Rather boring and largely forgettable.
A great premise is somewhat sadly mistreated in this movie. That's not to say it was terrible and not at least worth a rental down the road. However with crime only being completely legal for one day with no real explanation as to why and not much diving into the moral aspect of actions taken and their resulting effects, it leaves you wondering about the remaining 364 days of the year.
Count me as one of the few that went in expecting very little but came out very impressed. It has it's fair share of scares via tension and suspense. And it's visually stimulating so your eyes are glued to the screen. Can't ask for much more from this highly diluted and increasingly un-scary genre.
The Purge is a disappointing movie. It is about a wealthy family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized. Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey give horrible performances. The script is badly written. James DeMonaco did a terrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture.