RELEASED 2014 RUNTIME 103 MIN LANGUAGE ENGLISH DIRECTION JAMES DeMONACO SCREENPLAY JAMES DeMONACO STARRING FRANK GRILLO, CARMEN EJOGO, ZACH GILFORD, KIELE SANCHEZ, ZOE SOUL MUSIC NATHAN WHITEHEAD, ALI GHASEMI NEJAD RAEINI
In order to keep the unemployment rate down and society happy, the US celebrates a nationwide holiday every year – The Purge. Once a year citizens are allowed to legally commit murder for 12 hours. But not everybody likes to celebrate. When Sergeant Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo), who during this year’s Purge is on a personal quest for vengeance, comes across a group of lost people on the streets of LA, him and the group quickly become the hunted by the Purge participants.
The Purge: Anarchy is the sequel to The Purge. Absurdly entertaining and highly original it showcases this dark dystopian future of an America gone completely wrong. I have not watched the predecessor, but had tons of fun with this movie.
If you like dark thrillers with a lean towards horror, you will be highly entertained. The acting is good enough and the character development is as serviceable as it can be with such a premise.
Let the annual purge begin. Stay safe!