JasonSzabo's Rating of The Purge

Jason's Review of The Purge

3 years ago via Flixster
The Purge

The Purge(2013)

The Purge has an interesting moral quandary for us all to ponder - depending on how cynical you are of the human race. It flirts with the ideas of its high-concept dystopian future, but it sadly soon turns out it would much rather be a B-grade slasher film. For most of the time, it actually effectively combines both, proving to be a satisfying thriller when it's working. But it's reliance of the usual genre tactics in the final act, and some decidedly average dialogue, means the far more alluring potential of a destructive critique of where society is headed is squandered.