Shock Till You Drop Movie Review - The Purge


The Purge imagines an America nine years in the future, where on one night a year, all crime is legal. Opening text states that since the government sanctioned this, the economy has flourished and crime has plummeted, with unemployment currently at one percent (the first eye roll of many in 85 minutes). It’s an absurd premise, but one that might’ve been intriguing as speculative fiction by Aldous Huxley or George Orwell, or even as the kind of outrageous, big-budget satire that studios used to let Paul Verhoeven direct. But without an Aldous, George or Paul at the keyboard or behind the camera, The Purge is just a rote and repetitive home invasion movie...

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