In an America racked 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, and the Hospitals suspend help.
It's one night when citizens cleanse themselves of hate and anger without thought of punishment.
On this night plagued by violence and crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.....
I had no intension of seeing this, after all, the last collaboration between star and writers was the horrible 'Sinister' one of the worst films of last years, so I lowered my expectations and decided to go for it, after all, concept is sound.
And what a surprise it was.
It's tense, short, well acted, and put to a steady pace, which will stop you from thinking about the plot holes and how better it could have been, but hey ho, everyone's a critic and film maker these days on this site.
There are lots of films and characters that you cannot help but think about whilst watching, assault on precinct 13 for one, and the main bad guy just wanted to be a cross between Ledgers Joker and Patrick Bateman, but it was a very effective role.
The film also harks of the final act of the early Mark Whalberg movie 'Fear', which was pretty effective at the time.
So all in all, its trashy but its such a great premise, it cannot really fail, can it?
It's Cowboys and Indians for the Paranormal Activity generation.
I just can't help but think how the film would have turned out, if it featured a paramedic who tried to kill someone, but failed, and had to help his victim, but like I said before, we are all film makers on this site...
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