The First Purge

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Strong bloody violence, threat, language & drug misuse.

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The First Purge

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The Purge saga: The story so far...

In an attempt to control the crime rate in America, an unorthodox experiment is proposed: to make all crime, including murder, legal for 12 hours. It’s called ‘The First Purge’. 

Oppressed neighbourhoods are under siege from a government that desperately wants the plan to work, to the point that they’re sending in soldiers disguised as citizens to inspire acts of violence. It started in a few trial cities, but soon the Purge will explode across the nation.

Witness the beginning of the annual tradition in ‘The First Purge’, a prequel to the massively successful horror franchise.

  • Released on
  • Genre
    Horror, Thriller
  • Cast members
    Marisa Tomei, Melonie Diaz, Y'lan Noel
  • Running time
    97 minutes
  • Directed by
    Gerard McMurray
  • Language


Reviews & Ratings

Reviews in the press

3 Stars
“ More of an edge than its predecessors ”
3 Stars
“ Hair-raising prequel punches at every hot button in sight ”
3 Stars
“ The First Purge is an eye-opening, chilling and entertaining film ”

Summary of customer ratings

(UK & Ireland)

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More explosions

Reviewer: charles0207Date: 2018-08-04

The social experiment idea was an interesting concept, but this was murdered, literally. Overall, fighting, shooting, explosions and superficial stock characters that in the end you did not care about.


Reviewer: angelique2Date: 2018-07-16

we went to see thee incredibles 2 and like the movie and customer service from tristanwas top notch and incredible

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