The Purge: Anarchy Reviews

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September 20, 2020
Frank Grillo makes for a grizzled and unsettling presence.
July 17, 2020
I did enjoy this more than the first, and even more than I thought I would as a whole. By the halfway mark, I actually started caring about the well-being of the main characters in a way I didn't by that point in the first one.
July 7, 2020
A modern interpretation of those grim, gritty, exploitation style revenge thrillers from the late 1970s and early 1980s.
January 8, 2020
As outrageous as the concept initially seems, Anarchy holds a mirror up to American society with a bite that is rare in horror cinema nowadays.
January 8, 2020
The Purge: Anarchy is a quick, cheap exploitation movie that intends to fill seats with promises of over-the-top violence. But it delivers something much more subversive and interesting.
May 7, 2019
People will continue to pass these off as silly movies, though, they are much more than that. They reveal the beating, ugly heart of America.
March 2, 2019
The ensuing scenes of flight and fight are thrilling, but the bigger picture that slowly emerges of a world in which the rich remorselessly prey on the poor is scarier still.
October 23, 2018
It is hard not to get behind the fun of The Purge: Anarchy. This is a sick, twisted world full of evil and petty common folk finally unleashing the beast that lies in all of us.
October 19, 2017
Movies like this don't need to be smart, they just need to be entertaining, and The Purge: Anarchy is, if nothing else, entertaining.
May 16, 2017
The questions beneath it linger longer than the slightly greasy joy of watching bad people pay for our collective sins.
July 14, 2016
Progressive allegory so stupid it comes across as conservative parody.
February 28, 2016
A face [is given] to moral questions posed in The Purge by specifically revolving the plot around today's growing wealth disparity as underground leaders rise to fight back.
January 7, 2016
A vast improvement and a more well-conceived concept this time around, The Purge: Anarchy is a ridiculous amount of fun and Frank Grillo is truly one of the better cinematic anti-heroes we've seen in some time.
August 23, 2015
Expands the "crime is temporarily legal" concept in all sorts of juicy ways.
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.
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 29, 2014
This sequel is better made, more exciting and considerably more thought-provoking. It's still not all that good, though.
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