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MOVIE REVIEW: The Purge: Anarchy

Updated: Friday, July 18 2014, 01:32 PM CDT
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By Jerrod Kingery, CineSnob.net

Starring: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zac Gilford
Directed by: James DeMonaco (The Purge)
Written by: James DeMonaco (The Purge)

The 2013 film "The Purge" began with an interesting concept--all crime is legal in the United States for a 12-hour period on one day a year--but was ultimately undone by its small scale and over-reliance on weirdness to convey menace. Even at a scant hour and 25 minutes, the film routinely dragged to a halt with the narrative limited to one family locked inside one house while weirdos in masks lurked outside, speaking in archly polite platitudes while threatening to kill the family if they don't give up a man they took in.

The sequel, "The Purge: Anarchy," expands the scope and setting by stranding five people in the middle of Los Angeles during the annual Purge, the virtuousness of which is extolled by the mysterious New Founding Fathers. The group, consisting of a lone wolf out for vengeance (Frank Grillo), a mother (Carmen Ejogo) and daughter (Zoe Saul) dragged from their home, and a couple (Zac Gilford and Kiele Sanchez) left stranded by a broken-down car, attempt to survive the night while being pursued by a well-armed militia in tractor-trailer trucks who seem to know their every move.

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Purge: Anarchy

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