The Purge

The Purge

By James DeMonaco

  • Genre: James DeMonaco
  • Release Date: 2013-06-07
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 25min
  • Director: James DeMonaco
  • iTunes Price: GBP 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49


In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It’s one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin's (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.



  • A wasted opportunity

    By PickenLewis
    The actual idea is brilliant and could have been made into a great film but the acting and directing just wasted an opportunity handed to them on a plate! The acting by the purgers was fantastic but they cast the family completely wrong and the neighbours, pffffffft, I've seen better acting at a primary school nativity!
  • Amazing

    By c0n4 Mc
    I don't understand why this film got such a low rating by some critics - I thought it was amazing. It isn't so much a horror so much as it is a dystopian action-thriller , but it is still a great film all the same. I found it extremely thought provoking, can't wait to see Purge Anarchy! : )

    By Lew101chapman
    Ignore all the criticism that has been given to this film. Its really good and you will enjoy watching it!
  • Odd concept, very jumpy, excellent thriller

    By Paulm05061967
    Wow! Been looking at this one for a while and finally succumbed. Well worth it too. Concept already put us on edge, very jumpy thriller. Would definitely recommend you get involved.
  • Please Put The Extras On

    By IT45.
    Please Put The Extras On Thank You πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸ»
  • Sigh

    By Investigio
    A bit dull, passable at best.
  • So so bad!!

    By John71239
    86 minutes of boredom!!
  • The purgee kinda boring

    By Xtati11martinsX
    I liked the idea about one night of all crime but it was kinda boring they werent really any jump scares and it felt a bit short for a film and i would recommend to people who like murder sort if films but if u like more supernatural movies probably not best
  • We will never buy this!

    By Needs offline ability
    No ones gonna pay 14 quid to watch this. Do ypurself a favour and make it available to rent. I'm off to watch netflix. Byeeee
  • Why...

    By errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    ...wouldn't you just go on holiday?