The Purge parents guide

The Purge Parent Guide

Release date June 7, 2013

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.

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

Run Time: 85 minutes

The Purge
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The Purge rated R? The Purge is rated R by the MPAA 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.

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.

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Cast and Crew

The Purge is directed by James DeMonaco and stars Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Max Burkholder, Rhys Wakefield.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Purge movie is October 8, 2013. Here are some details…

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

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