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Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 286 Ratings

Summary: In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin's (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.
Runtime: 85 min
Rating: Rated R for strong disturbing violence and some language
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror
Countries: USA, France
Language: English
Home Release Date: Oct 8, 2013
Director Credit
James DeMonaco Director
Writer Credit
James DeMonaco Writer
Cast Credit
Adelaide Kane Zoey Sandin
Alicia Vela-Bailey Female Freak
Arija Bareikis Mrs. Grace Ferrin
Boima Blake Freak #1
Chris Mulkey Mr. Halverson
Dana Bunch Mr. Ferrin
David Basila George
Edwin Hodge Target/Hostage
Ethan Hawke James Sandin
John Weselcouch Freak Interrupting
Lena Headey Mary Sandin
Max Burkholder Charlie Sandin
Nathan Clarkson Freak
Peter Gvozdas Dr. Peter Buynak
Rhys Wakefield Polite Stranger
Tisha French Mrs. Halverson
Tom Yi Mr. Cali
Tony Oller Polite Stranger
Tyler Jaye Freak
Producer Credit
Andrew Form Producer
Bradley Fuller Producer
Gerard DiNardi Line Producer
Jason Blum Producer
Jeanette Brill Co-Producer
Michael Bay Producer
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