Why is The Purge rated R?
Official MPAA Rating: The Purge is rated R for for strong disturbing violence and some language.
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Frequent explicit violence, with acts shown in a realistic that includes detail, blood and tissue damage.
- Frequent portrayals of gun, hand-to-hand, and weapons violence, sometimes involving children.
- Depictions of beating, fighting, shooting, stabbing and mutilation, with blood and some detail.
- Several frightening scenes depicting threat, intensity and suspense.
- Detailed disturbing scenes.
- Occasional gory and grotesque images.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang and profanity.
Drug and Alcohol Use:
- Tobacco use.