The Purge: Anarchy
- US / France
- 1h 43min
- Directed by: James DeMonaco
- Cast: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford
- UK release: 25 July 2014
Engagingly blunt sequel to 2013's low-budget home invasion sensation The Purge: here, LA cop Sergeant (Grillo) finds himself defending four innocent people from the annual night of state-sanctioned, city-wide lawlessness. With striking performances from Grillo and Ejogo, it's patchy but proficient, and an intelligent expansion of the franchise.
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Reviews & features
Interview: producer Jason Blum talks The Purge: Anarchy, micro-budget filmmaking and franchises vs creativity22 Jul 2014
'If all I’m ever making is sequels, I should look for work elsewhere - that would be bad'
In the future, crime, unemployment and homelessness in America are at an all time low, thanks to one night a year where all crime is made legal. That's the concept behind The Purge, a low-budget action-horror that came out of nowhere to become a…
The Purge: Anarchy22 Jul 2014
Sequel to the unexpected smash entertainingly expands on the original's premise
‘Profit-making is not the essence of democracy’ offers one of the more eloquent characters in James DeMonaco’s engagingly blunt sequel to 2013's The Purge, a low-budget sensation which turned a massive profit despite being little more than standard…
Frank Grillo: The Purge: Anarchy 'not a sequel'14 Jul 2014
Frank Grillo insists 'The Purge: Anarchy' is not a sequel. The 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' actor stars as Sergeant in the upcoming second instalment of the horror franchise but he's claimed it will serve more as a bigger and better version of…
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