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Unpolished sequel falls well short of original

Zoe Soul, left, and Carmen Ejogo in a scene from "The Purge: Anarchy."
Photographer: Justin Lubin
Zoe Soul, left, and Carmen Ejogo in a scene from "The Purge: Anarchy."
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DIRECTED BY: James DeMonaco STARRING: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Zoe Soul and Kiele Sanchez RATED: R GRADE: D RUNNING TIME: 100 minutes The clever conceit behind James DeMonaco’s 2013 sleeper hit “The Purge” was not that American society had resolved its crime/inequality/population problems with an annual free-pass-for-murder “purge;” it was that this hell night came home to roost on isolated, gated suburbanites, ostensibly liberal people above this annual bloodletting, immune to its impact, ...

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