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142 Ratings

The First Purge

The Purge: The Island

Directed by Gerard McMurray
United States, 2018
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi


The film will be a prequel that will focus on the events that lead up to the very first Purge event.

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The First Purge Directed by Gerard McMurray

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  • chanandre's rating of the film The First Purge

    semi Let Down (Radiohead played this one at Madison Square Garden a couple days ago). It's interesting to see the inception of the purge. Its insidiousness. The way it gets turned around on its ass. I loved the scent of Carpenter in a couple of shots/sequences. I like how it feels like a fuck you to Trump's (re-prejudiced) America. [That shot of D(mitri) choking that Nazi Haves - kinda like Tropa de Elite's ending].

  • Gia de Almeida's rating of the film The First Purge

    I keep watching these films mainly because I love the concept. It's kind of hit and miss. Although I appreciate the setting and the message (we don't often see it) it's just forced, the dialogues are not that great and the acting is bad. Aesthetically it has its moments.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film The First Purge

    I've kept up with "The Purge" sequels despite not enjoying any of them, I suppose because it always seemed like the series' premise had such potential. This is the first entry in the franchise that feels like it has a point of view, and the first time a scene—of an impoverished black community, huddled together in fear inside a church as the Purge sirens begin wailing outside—actually gave me chills.

  • anarresti's rating of the film The First Purge

    2 things paradoxically reafirm the New Founding Fathers ideology: the turning of a sound premise into a long series, so that viewers can feast on its cruelty (and purge?) and also the perverse underlying idea that if people are allowed everything they will mostly be interested in enacting the worst. Also: when extreme violence is the rule the only available heroes are the gangsters, this seems the only lesson here.

  • VENIMOS LOS JODIMOS Y NOS FUIMOS's rating of the film The First Purge

    Seguramente, la peor manera de entrarle a la serie (de un inexplicable éxito) iniciada por James De Monaco en el 2013. Un desperdicio de tiempo plano, tedioso y previsible, en el que los supuestos giros del argumento y la violencia mueven más a la hueva que a otra cosa. Por allí aparece Marissa Tomey en un papel de relleno, siendo su participación (risiblemente) lo único destacable de todo el asunto.

  • Steve Pulaski's rating of the film The First Purge

    In addition to complicating the way we colloquially refer to the *original* "Purge" movie, the dubiously titled "First Purge" also manages to be the franchise's weakest installment since the one that began it all. Its themes of socioeconomic inequality and state-sanctioned violence get lost in indistinguishable bouts of violence that pummel significant details into submission. Maybe it's time the TV series takes over

  • Diderot's rating of the film The First Purge

    At this point, I'm a total pushover for this franchise. And look, they got Marisa Tomei! This installment takes it in a more action-film direction and, minus a lot of the final 10 minutes, it's pretty solid despite being as sloppy as all the others. (Election Year remains the best, but I hope the TV series is a hybrid of the best aspects of these last two-- and more batshit than both.)

  • Evan Schafer's rating of the film The First Purge

    This film was an excellent commentary on the odd yet strangely relatable concept of population control, and how the government stands behind its execution through the "experiment" conducted. While graphic in its exposition, I did find it necessary as it shows human nature at its most animalistic. I did like the varying situations which the lead characters had to face. Definitely a good installment in the series.

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