Set in a near future America where once a year there is a 12-hour period where all crime, including the most insane acts of murder, are legal.
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Based on 19 The First Purge Cinema reviews, The First Purge gets an average Cinema review score of 58. The score for all versions is 58 based on a total of 19 reviews.
As the nation skids toward totalitarianism, “The Purge” franchise grows ever more plausible207d ago
The horror throughout the film is dramatically connected to the struggles of poor and marginalized people.207d ago
Just in time for Independence Day, The First Purge pulls more thrills from America's ills207d ago
The First Purge comes second to the horror of real life207d ago
“The First Purge” Makes the Previous “Purge” Movies Look Subtle207d ago
The First Purge becomes a call to arms so to speak (sometimes to its detriment) — a reminder that we must stand up and for each other at the voting booths and in our communities...207d ago
The riskiest-ever federal entitlement program begins207d ago
Even the most ardent fan could find its bluntness uncomfortably timely: In our build-that-wall moment, a story about a government-sponsored plan to cull poor minorities feels le...207d ago
Hair-raising prequel punches at every hot button in sight207d ago
Horror franchise takes viewers back to Purge-day ground zero – and takes its B-movie premise into incendiary territory207d ago
The First Purge pulls no punches. Like Childish Gambino said, this is America.207d ago
The New Founding Fathers of America set Staten Island as the battleground for the first experimental Purge. Drug lord Dmitri (Y’lan Noel) seeks to protect his turf, while his ac...207d ago
A prequel to the 'Purge' series, and the first one set in the inner city, is a threadbare exploitation film that still manages to pack a timely punch.207d ago
This prequel comes up empty when mining real-life tragedies as the backdrop for a summer movie.207d ago
‘The First Purge’ Is Angry, But Doesn’t Know What To Do With Its Rage207d ago
The fourth chapter in the often inventive yet shoddily written franchise, where crime is legal once a year, delivers an unpleasant, visceral assault with uneven results207d ago
The First Purge doubles-down on bloody opposition against true-to-life societal fears, but abandons the subtlety needed to prevent Gerard McMurray’s prequel from becoming anythi...207d ago
Director Gerard McMurray takes over for series creator James DeMonaco in the fourth bloody slog through an annual anything-goes national holiday.207d ago
Once the mercenaries start tooling around wearing actual Ku Klux Klan outfits, the pretenses to allegory have gone out the window. And yes, it is salutary to see guys with point...207d ago
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