15 certificateThe Purge: Anarchy is a Film programme that first aired in 2014 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Purge: Anarchy is a 3 star programme

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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

Directed by
James DeMonaco

Criminal chaos reigns in the follow-up to 2013 hit The Purge.

It’s 21 March 2023, and the residents of LA are getting ready for the annual ‘Purge’. When the clock hits 7pm, in a bid to sate society’s appetite for violence and wrongdoing, the government will make all crime legal for 12 hours.

For those not looking to take advantage of the free pass, top priority is to get off the streets and hole up in their houses until morning, but when troubled couple Shane (Zach Gilford) and Liz (Kiele Sanchez) discover their fuel line’s been cut, that proves to be easier said than done. Caught up amid the violence and carnage, the pair run in to mother and daughter Eva and Cali, and a good cop (Frank Grillo) in search of vengeance with whom they band together to survive the night.

The idea behind DeMonaco’s fledgling franchise is certainly an intriguing one and this hit sequel expands on The Purge’s home invasion setting by taking the action to the streets. Though it introduces new ideas and a wider variety of characters, there’s potential to examine the film’s central premise even further, but with a string of horrifying and nail-biting moments there’s plenty to keep fans entertained.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2014

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA/France

Filmed in Colour

When is The Purge: Anarchy next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 July 4th, 10:45pm and on Film4 Plus 1 July 4th, 11:45pm. See more...


Image for Frank GrilloFrank Grillo...Sgt.
Carmen Ejogo...Eva Sanchez
Zach Gilford...Shane
Kiele Sanchez...Liz
Zoe Borde...Cali
Justina Machado...Tanya
John Beasley...Papa Rico
Jack Conley...Big Daddy
Image for Noel GugliemiNoel Gugliemi...Diego
Castulo Guerra...Barney
Michael Kenneth Williams...Carmelo Johns
Edwin Hodge...The Stranger
Keith Stanfield...Young Goul Face
Roberta Valderrama...Lorraine
Niko Nicotera...Roddy