The Purge: Anarchy movie review - Aussieboyreviews


It’s not terrifying, but there’s lots of horror and action violence. However, this sequel about a messed up community features annoying characters, lots of killing.


On the night of the annual Purge, where any and all crimes are legal for a 12-hour period of time, several groups of people who are stranded out on the streets must survive the night’s violent chaos.

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Movie details

Director: James DeMonaco
Cast: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Michael K. Williams
Writer: James DeMonaco
Release Date (Australia): 1 January 2015
Runtime: 103 minutes/1h 43m
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film features themes in the form of crime and murder, as well as horror themes and threat.

Violence (MA15+)

Violent content includes depictions of characters being shot and stabbed, accompanied by sprays of blood.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes use of the word “f**k”, in addition to use of the words “s**t”, “bitch” and “**shole”.

Drug Use (PG)

A woman is depicted taking unknown pills.

mpaa rating

R (for strong disturbing violence, and for language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The Purge: Anarchy is another slow tale of legalised crime, but unlike the first film, the characters and story are not as foolish or unhurried. Although it’s a great story about a violent community for an action-thriller, Anarchy isn’t so much a movie you’d locate in the horror genre.

Overall, the second Purge film is… not great, but it’s fair to say that this action-packed thriller is more entertaining, more gripping, and genuinely just better than the first film. It’s stuffed with aggression and greed, but those expecting violent activity and crime will seriously get what they want this time. What makes the action so hot-headed this time, is the fact that the story is set out in the zones of brutal mayhem. So if it wasn’t obvious to you, despite the longer runtime, The Purge: Anarchy is actually thoroughly watchable.

Fans of The Purge will surely have a liking for this sequel, despite the flatness of the story. There’s more boiling action, finer characters and preferable activity.

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