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The Purge: Season 1 (2018)




Critic Consensus: Bloated and boring, The Purge kills its own fleetingly fun premise and proves that not all stories work better on the small screen.


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The first season of "The Purge" follows a group of individuals, each pursuing their own agendas while trying to survive the 12 violence-ridden hours of Purge Night. US Marine Miguel Guerrero (Gabriel Chavarria) returns home to search for his sister Penelope (Jessica Garza). Penelope has joined a cult that sacrifices its members to Purgers, led by Good Leader Tavis (Fiona Dourif). Jane Barbour (Amanda Warren) uses Purge Night to conduct something nefarious against her boss David Ryker (William Baldwin). Rick Betancourt (Colin Woodell) and his wife Jenna (Hannah Anderson) attend a pro-Purge party despite their anti-Purge beliefs to drum up financial support for their various charities.


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All Critics (38) | Top Critics (12)

The fact that it's also clumsily made and rife with mediocre performances seems almost beside the point in the context of how pointless this thing is in the first place.

August 31, 2018 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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To say television deserves better is obvious, so instead let's remember "The Purge" deserves better, too.

August 31, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

So hot on the heels of the other movies, as well as the impassioned state of the country as a whole, it feels too much like an afterthought.

August 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Like its film predecessors, the TV show, often challenges us as the viewers to check in with our own value systems.

November 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It would have been interesting if 'The Purge' used a multiplicity of visions and a longer time to develop the story. [Full Review in Spanish]

July 10, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

After viewing the the first three episodes of Season One, I see "The Purge" as overwhelmingly unsuitable for basic cable television.

January 18, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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