Critic Consensus: Bloated and boring, The Purge kills its own fleetingly fun premise and proves that not all stories work better on the small screen.
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A delicious tension as we count down to Purge Commencement and, whether or not you care for the political commentary, the episode succeeds in bringing a B-movie lustre to the small screen.
The fact that it's also clumsily made and rife with mediocre performances seems almost beside the point in the context of how pointless this thing is in the first place.
To say television deserves better is obvious, so instead let's remember "The Purge" deserves better, too.
So hot on the heels of the other movies, as well as the impassioned state of the country as a whole, it feels too much like an afterthought.
Dark, violent film-based show is better than it has to be.
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