The Purge: Anarchy Reviews

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September 5, 2014
A fascinating concept taken to a logical and engaging new level in this superb sequel.
September 4, 2014
This violent survival saga wears its angry politics on its bloody sleeve: Government conspiracies, black revolutionaries, 'the redistribution of wealth' and the 'worship' of firearms are among the topics broached (and sometimes bludgeoned).
August 6, 2014
In its social-warfare parable, The Purge: Anarchy crassly reflects a recognizable 21st-century America--where could-be neighbours would rather be me-first, shooting-sprees are practically sanctioned by the state, and $ often comes before community.
August 5, 2014
Director James DeMonaco redeems himself with an imperfect but very entertaining and bleak action horror film.
August 2, 2014
Fun with Cognitive Dissonance: it is possible for a sequel to to be a lot better than its predecessor, and still end up mostly a huge pile of s***.
July 31, 2014
The Purge: Anarchy is a superior horror sequel that once again shows how the disrespected horror genre can often better confront the issues of the day better than most major studio releases.
July 31, 2014
The passable, watchable atmosphere persists right up until the purge itself commences...
July 29, 2014
This sequel is better made, more exciting and considerably more thought-provoking. It's still not all that good, though.
July 28, 2014
...extremely well made film, a well-paced thriller with surprises popping up throughout, highlighted by top-notch directing by James DeMonaco and tension-enhancing music by Nathan Whitehead.
July 27, 2014
The result's a more satisfying, if not quite more substantial movie.
July 26, 2014
A nasty little B-picture, unashamed of its exploitation roots.
July 25, 2014
Everything you could want from a Purge sequel - absurd, yes, but significantly more ambitious and a lot of fun.
July 25, 2014
In the best tradition of sequels, writer-director James DeMonaco opts to escalate proceedings rather than repeat them.
July 25, 2014
The action sequences are well judged throughout. But we never get any closer to understanding which end of the fence the film-makers sit at.
July 25, 2014
After last year's break-out hit thriller, writer-director James DeMonaco is back with the flip-side of the story, which jettisons the irony and and thematic subtlety in favour of in-your-face brutality.
July 25, 2014
Writer/director James DeMonaco appears to have developed some delusions of grandeur since the first film hit paydirt.
July 25, 2014
A considerably less interesting but not altogether worthless exercise in ham-handed social commentary and wanton violence.
July 25, 2014
The Purge: Anarchy is that rare beast - a sequel infinitely better than its predecessor.
July 24, 2014
The Purge films are the kind of lean, clever exploitation pics that you could imagine Roger Corman making in an earlier era.
July 24, 2014
A B-movie bloodbath that is tensely made but pretty vile.
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