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      The Purge: Anarchy

      R Released Jul 18, 2014 1 hr. 43 min. Action Mystery & Thriller Horror List
      58% 143 Reviews Tomatometer 56% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score One night per year, the government sanctions a 12-hour period in which citizens can commit any crime they wish -- including murder -- without fear of punishment or imprisonment. Leo, a sergeant who lost his son, plans a vigilante mission of revenge during the mayhem. However, instead of a death-dealing avenger, he becomes the unexpected protector of four innocent strangers who desperately need his help if they are to survive the night. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 16 Buy Now

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      Gritty, grisly, and uncommonly ambitious, The Purge: Anarchy represents a slight improvement over its predecessor, but it's still never as smart or resonant as it tries to be.

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      Nawt W James DeMonaco's wild writing style doesn't bother with legal terms like premeditation. Even though the characters in the story already know that the government uses the Purge as an excuse to eliminate certain projects, Big Daddy still has to repeat it to Sergeant, just in case you missed it. This movie is probably the best Purge film when it comes to the story. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/28/24 Full Review Kai B it had an interesting premise with minimal filler werent quite as much action as i hoped but there still was alot none the less and over all it was decent boring at time but still it was decent would recommend Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/25/24 Full Review Rex L ## Buckle Up for Mayhem: A Positive Take on "The Purge: Anarchy" "The Purge: Anarchy" ups the ante on its predecessor, taking viewers on a thrilling ride through a night of legalized lawlessness. While the first film focused on a single family, "Anarchy" broadens the scope, showcasing the chaos that erupts during the annual Purge. This sequel isn't afraid to get gritty. Director James DeMonaco throws us into the heart of the carnage, following a group of strangers whose paths collide on Purge Night. Frank Grillo is captivating as the hardened Sergeant, a man with a mysterious past seeking redemption. The supporting cast delivers strong performances as well, each character adding a layer of desperation and humanity to the fight for survival. Where "The Purge" explored the psychological horror of the event, "Anarchy" leans more heavily into action. The film boasts heart-pounding chase sequences and intense firefights, all filmed with a raw, visceral energy. The special effects, particularly for the various weaponry, are impressive and add to the film's immersive quality. But "The Purge: Anarchy" isn't just mindless action. It delves into the social commentary of the Purge, highlighting the stark divide between the haves and have-nots. The film doesn't shy away from portraying the cruelty and desperation that can emerge when all rules are thrown out the window. Despite the bleak premise, "The Purge: Anarchy" isn't without hope. There are moments of genuine camaraderie and compassion that shine through the darkness, reminding us of the power of human connection even in the most dire circumstances. If you're looking for a film that will keep you on the edge of your seat and make you think, "The Purge: Anarchy" delivers. It's a wild ride with a powerful message, perfect for fans of dystopian thrillers and action-packed horror. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/24/24 Full Review Dan R One of my favourite genres of films are those that look into dystopian worlds and futures. Recently I realised I'd never seen all of the films within 'The Purge' franchise, so with that in mind I decided to check into the bloody and unforgiving universe that these films live in. In chronological order within the universe: 'The First Purge' (2018) This film sets out how the Founding Fathers took control of America and their implementation of the first Purge in the small, impoverished, area of Staten Island. The true reasons behind The Purge are revealed here and it's a lot darker than we'd ever expect. This information serves us well for the rest of the franchise. (8/10) 'The Purge' (2013) The original film feels a lot smaller in scale as it takes place within one household rather than a sprawling city scape. However, this is probably the best acted film within the franchise with Ethan Hawke putting in an exceptional performance. You'll probably never look at your neighbours the same way again after this. (8/10) 'The Purge: Anarchy' (2014) Anarchy by name and it's anarchy by nature as Frank Grillo's character heads out for revenge on Purge night, but gets caught up in something more visceral. This film drives the franchise forward and sets up characters and scenarios that'll appear later in this universe. (7/10) 'The Purge: Election Year' (2016) Grillo's character returns but this time as a secret service agent who's assigned the task of keeping a Presidential candidate alive during The Purge. The corruption of the Government is revealed as they change the rules of The Purge so they can remain in power. It's an intriguing look at how power corrupts absolutely. It's a bloody escapade of survival and redemption. (8/10) 'The Forever Purge' (2021) This film shows America in complete chaos after 8 Purge free years, but with The Purge now returning after an election win for the Founding Fathers. As The Purge ends people rebel and act against immigrants and the rich. 'The Forever Purge' really highlights societal issues going on presently in America. The film's strengths really stand in its strong cast and a visceral rip-roarer of a story. It's a great way to end the franchise even though it appears we'll now get further films. (8/10) Overall this is a great franchise which also spawned an Amazon Prime TV series. It's certainly a universe I'd like to see more of in the future. It's very raw in its vision, delivery and philosophy. Make it happen Hollywood. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/06/24 Full Review Gaming U A solid horror movie overall Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/24 Full Review Audience Member The best one in the series, great action/suspense movie! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - We Can't Have Heroes The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - We Can't Have Heroes 2:15 The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - We're Here to Help The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - We're Here to Help 3:08 The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - Sergeant's Revenge The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - Sergeant's Revenge 1:40 The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - The Face of God The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - The Face of God 1:22 The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - Sergeant Stops a Purge The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - Sergeant Stops a Purge 3:05 The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - We're Being Hunted The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - We're Being Hunted 2:39 The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - Commencement The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - Commencement 2:59 The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - It's a Trap! The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - It's a Trap! 1:43 The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - Cheaters Deserve to Die The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - Cheaters Deserve to Die 3:25 The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - There's a Whole Army The Purge: Anarchy: Official Clip - There's a Whole Army 1:41 View more videos

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      Candice Frederick Reel Talk Online I'm completely on board with the horror action, but this sequel really points out the glaring thematic flaws. Rated: C Sep 2, 2017 Full Review Mark Kermode Observer (UK) A nasty little B-picture, unashamed of its exploitation roots. Rated: 3/5 Jul 26, 2014 Full Review Donald Clarke Irish Times 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. Rated: 3/5 Jul 25, 2014 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies Despite the movie’s blundering detour it does get back on track just in time to provide an unexpected satisfying ending. Rated: 3/5 Aug 24, 2022 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review The movie's attempts at social commentary about the decline of U.S. culture and increasingly extreme politics are overshadowed by how DeMonaco revels in morbid ultra-violence. Rated: 2/4 Apr 11, 2022 Full Review Dan Brightmore NME (New Musical Express) ...it will leave a nasty taste in your mouth, making you wince and jump out of your seat. Rated: 3/5 May 25, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis One night per year, the government sanctions a 12-hour period in which citizens can commit any crime they wish -- including murder -- without fear of punishment or imprisonment. Leo, a sergeant who lost his son, plans a vigilante mission of revenge during the mayhem. However, instead of a death-dealing avenger, he becomes the unexpected protector of four innocent strangers who desperately need his help if they are to survive the night.
      Director
      James DeMonaco
      Executive Producer
      Jeanette Volturno, Luc Etienne
      Screenwriter
      James DeMonaco
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Platinum Dunes, Why Not Productions, Blumhouse
      Rating
      R (Strong Disturbing Violence|Language)
      Genre
      Action, Mystery & Thriller, Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 18, 2014, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 7, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $71.5M
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