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The Purge


Jun 07, 2013

Latest Home Video

Oct 08, 2013

MPAA Rating



James DeMonaco


Lena Headey
Ethan Hawke
Max Burkholder
Rhys Wakefield


2013 Universal Studios

Still shot from the movie: The Purge.

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


During a twelve-hour crime spree, sanctioned by the government, an innocent family (Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey) is forced to try to protect themselves.

Content Details

Why Is The Purge Rated R?

The Purge is rated R for strong disturbing violence and some language.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Purge...

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.

Sexual Content:

- 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.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Purge.

Ethan Hawke plays a character that takes on the wilderness in White Fang. Another family battles Mother Nature when they are caught in a tsunami in The Impossible.


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Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Violence.
AB 14A Violence, Gory Scenes.
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Frightening Scenes.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.
QC 13+ Violence.

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of The Purge...

The Purge releases to home video on October 8, 2013.

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