America is now reborn, because of one night every year all crime is legal. Because of this crime rarely happens for the rest of the year. James Sadin and his family are put in danger when their son lets a man into their house, who is being hunted. Their family must decide whether to face the hunters or give them a stranger and become the monsters that they strive not to be. This movie tries to make an intelligent point about society, but ultimately fails when the movie becomes a simple home invasion thriller. Ethan Hawke does give a very good performance though and if you view The Purge as a simple home invasion thriller, it is a solid movie.