The First Purge

The First Purge

By Gerard McMurray

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Release Date: 2018-07-04
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Director: Gerard McMurray
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99


Coming off the most successful film in the series, "The Purge: Election Year," creator James DeMonaco (writer/director of "The Purge," "The Purge: Anarchy" and "The Purge: Election Year") returns alongside the producers of this worldwide phenomenon: Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum ("Insidious" series, "Get Out," "Split"), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Ouija" series, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"), and DeMonaco's longtime production partner, Sebastien K. Lemercier ("Assault on Precinct 13," "Four Lovers").


  • Propaganda piece. Nothing more...

    By Bjjfanatic
    I loved the first 3 Purge films so I had high hopes for this one. I’m sad to say that this one turned out to be nothing more than a racially biased Liberal agenda film and I couldn’t be more disappointed. Most of us watch movies to Escape all the negativity and politics that are constantly being rammed down our throats so the fact that this was just a continuation of that really sucked. Save your money and just rewatch the first 3 in the series.
  • Nah.

    By Alx78
    The first one was good, enjoyed the 2nd one, the third one was ok, and this one was just not good. This movie did nothing for me. The characters were terrible, and the fight/action scenes are so over the top and not believable. The first one was a psychological thriller, this one was a B movie action movie.
  • why is everybody hating on this movie

    By Roblox Tags
    personally this is the best purge movie ever.
  • 👎🏻

    By AbdullahSwift
    The worst one

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  • They should make another one on unrated

    By boi say hi
    They really should. Inappropriate and put it on a unrated Version
  • Leftist propaganda

    By Rock10622
    All set with this one. Talk about outrageous politics I can’t believe Michael bay attached himself to this film. When you make these political movies make sure your being as accurate as possible. Those ghettos were created and have been run by Democratic politicians for decades
  • worst chapter 👎

    We need purge movie just like anarchy or election year.
  • So this is how it all began.

    By HenryDavid13
    It's thought provoking enough.
  • Terrible execution

    By The Jackie chan
    As I read a good amount of the reviews I’ve noticed that most of them are given a score due to people’s political stands on the movie. Personally I watched this movie and with all of the political garbage aside I feel this movie had a very underwhelming execution. I like the idea showing how the purge started and the backstory but when it came to its overly dramatic action sequences the realism went to a zero. The movie feels very predictable and has moments that make the viewer rip their hair out due to the stereotypical “horror movie’s dumb choices.” This movie then feels even more unrealistic-even for a purge movie- when just one drug dealer takes down a supposedly “professional task force” filled with elite ex-military members. This caused a lot of those “Yeah right” and “like that’s going to happen” moments. Then to top it off (slight spoiler alert) when the main character shoots a electronic style explosive and the device actually explodes, with no damage to the building. If the movie would have focused more on creating a good plot and put more time into developing a quality film instead of a political message, this movie could have been good. But you can’t help but be forced to watch all the obvious and subliminal political messages and thus causing a very biased movie.