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Meet the Blacks (2016)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 1 April 2016 (USA)
As Carl Black gets the opportunity to move his family out of Chicago in hope of a better life, their arrival in Beverly Hills is timed with that city's annual purge, where all crime is legal for twelve hours.

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The Black family is getting out of Chicago in hopes of a better life. After Carl Black (Mike Epps) comes into some unexpected funds, he takes his family and leaves the hustling lifestyle behind for something better. Carl, his new wife Lorena (Zulay Henao), son Carl Jr., daughter Allie Black (Bresha Webb) and cousin Cronut (Lil Duval) pack up and move to Beverly Hills. Turns out, Carl couldn't have picked a worse time to move. They arrive right around the time of the annual purge, when all crime is legal for twelve hours. Written by darrick angelone

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Just when you thought it was safe to move to Beverly Hills...

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual material, violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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1 April 2016 (USA)  »

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The Black Purge  »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,055,940, 3 April 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,093,856, 12 June 2016
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In the scene where Carl Black is asked by his wife how he could afford his mansion, he jokes about it by say "I did something strange for a piece of change". The is a reference to Mike Epp's role in "Friday after next". See more »

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Carl Black: We gotta make sure there're no more black people 'round here, 'cause they *will* snitch.
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References Blacula (1972) See more »

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A Hunnid
Written by Armand Douglas, Justin Keitt, Malaah Lanier, Chris Jackson
Performed by Mali Nicole feat. AD
Published by Swish MGMT, AD Publishing, Bibileeboy Music, Suited N Booted Music, Reach Global Songs
Courtesy of Suited N Booted LLC
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The biggest problems with this movie were the over used cliché racist jokes & actors didn't look like the wanted to be in it
27 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

"Rich people don't purge." Carl Black (Epps) has finally found a way out of Chicago and his dangerous neighborhood. He and him family movie into a huge mansion in a gated community in Beverly Hills. They are just settling in when the thing they most feared arrives. The Purge exists in the richest city in the country, and they are the only black family around. Things can only go bad. This is a strange movie. This is not really a spoof in the usual sense. This is really more of a remake of The Purge movie done as a comedy instead of a horror. Unlike the Scary Movie series it doesn't take from all other movies. There are some funny parts in this but it did seem to drag a little. The two biggest problems with this movie however were the over used cliché racist jokes. We get it, your black so even when crime is illegal you will get caught...very funny. The biggest problem with the movie though is that the actors didn't look like the wanted to be in this. That really hurt the comedy due to the fact that you almost felt sorry for them. Overall, Some people will enjoy this but as for me the movie was only funny in some parts, and only because I saw the original Purge. I give this a C.


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