Reviews: The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

purge_anarchyReviews for this film from our members:

  • José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Rápida secuela del inesperado éxito de 2013 que, lejos de corregir sus errores, vuelve a repetir las mismas pautas en un espacio más abierto. Quienes la consideren transgresora la disfrutarán; el resto quedará indiferente ante una serie B volátil e intrascendente.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: not a great movie, but its drive-in aesthetics recall such films as “Escape From New York,” “The Most Dangerous Game” elements of the first film magnified in a climactic bit of satire that’s a memorable set piece.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: If for no other reason, THE PURGE: ANARCHY is worth seeing for Grillo, who at middle age is just entering his prime.
  • Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The sequel takes the morally hypocritical position of its predecessor’s climax as its foundation.
  • Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: In the sequel, ‘The Purge: Anarchy,’ the film drops audiences into the middle of the bloodbath that this night unleashes, raising new and important questions while following a group of strangers’ struggle to survive.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: When audience members cheer for the ferocious killers-on-the-rampage, it rally makes you wonder about our cultural values today – and society in general.
  • Travis Hopson @ Examiner
    • Excerpt: They say politics is a bloodsport and The Purge: Anarchy takes that idea to a whole new level of extreme.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Doubles down on the first film’s angry approach to class, inequality, and violence, and once again reflects an image of America that is ugly but only slightly distorted.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Angrier and more nihilistic, but not as gratuitous or exploitative as expected, “The Purge: Anarchy” releases a political-minded beast that also works as thrill entertainment.
  • Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit
    • Excerpt: The maddening thing about The Purge series as a whole is the wasted potential in the story. There’s a lot more to the premise than an “us vs. them” story, or maybe I just want there to be.
  • Glenn Lovell @
    • Excerpt: How do you take your dystopian nightmares? Sunny side up or hardboiled? If your taste runs to the latter, you’re a ‘Purge’ person.
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: With a bigger budget, The Purge: Anarchy permits DeManaco to tackle the subject with an expansive new landscape.
  • Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood
    • Excerpt: Not perfect, ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ is the 1970s style revenge thriller that you didn’t know you wanted.
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: So this second installment, The Purge: Anarchy, has nowhere to go but up, right? Right. But only to a point.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A surprisingly humdrum affair, notable only for the mixed messages it manages to deliver along its corpse-strewn route.
  • Mel Valentin @ Next Projection
    • Excerpt: Short on originality, long on thrills.

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