The Purge: Anarchy (2014)



Critic Consensus: Gritty, grisly, and uncommonly ambitious, The Purge: Anarchy represents a slight improvement over its predecessor, but it's still never as smart or resonant as it tries to be.

Movie Info

The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to summer 2013's sleeper hit that opened to No. 1 at the box-office, sees the return of writer/director James DeMonaco to craft the next terrifying chapter of dutiful citizens preparing for their country's yearly 12 hours of anarchy. Returning alongside DeMonaco to produce The Purge: Anarchy are Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series), alongside … More

Rating: R (for strong disturbing violence, and for language)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: James DeMonaco
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 21, 2014
Box Office: $71.5M
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Critic Reviews for The Purge: Anarchy

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (25)

Overtly political in a way that reminds me of a high-school kid who's just discovered radicalism.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015

Moderately impressive while never truly incendiary, The Purge: Anarchy isn't a bad film. I just want Paul Verhoven to direct the next one.

Full Review… | June 9, 2015
Spliced Personality

The film has lost its soul, its life sapped by the filmmaker's arduous style, and its a great disappointment because there are definitely still legs in the central idea.

Full Review… | November 7, 2014
Fan The Fire

In a have, have-not society the script might have had less threat of gore and more depth as a genuine thought-provoking social commentary of our times.

Full Review… | October 10, 2014
Birmingham Mail

While The Purge: Anarchy has some interesting ideas, like most of its victims, they're poorly executed.

Full Review… | September 30, 2014
Las Vegas Review-Journal

A fascinating concept taken to a logical and engaging new level in this superb sequel.

Full Review… | September 5, 2014
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Audience Reviews for The Purge: Anarchy


I enjoyed the first "Purge", but this one takes it a step further and really improves on the premise. Here we get to see the Purge in the streets, and how the rich actually Purge. It's very interesting, and in a lot of ways, exactly how this would go down if it were real(which if you ask Brad Oches, he hopes it becomes a reality). The only real complaint I had about this is the lack of deaths and real horror. Just like the first film, this isn't so much a horror movie as it is an action-thriller. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but the premise can really open up for some good horror, that it hasn't tapped into yet. Having said that, I liked it a lot, especially Frank Grillo's character. Definitely worth a watch.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer


Maybe the key is to set the expectations low here.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer


With a plot that is more consistent than that of the unsuccessful first movie, even though still insisting on that ridiculous idea of making the Purge look like a cartoonish sect of religious fanatics, this superior sequel also offers now an intriguing Hostel twist to it.

Carlos Magalhăes

Super Reviewer

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