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Parents' Guide to

The Forever Purge

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Fifth "Purge" has missed opportunities, gory carnage.

Movie R 2021 103 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

It is amazing and super educational

They covered all topics of school like for reading, you can read some abandoned store signs and for math you can do a kill count! Very educational and a hilarious movie!
age 17+

It's an ok movie

The movie itself is an ok horror film. There's a lot of gore,violence and a scene of attempted rape. There's also some use a racist dialogue and a lot of cursing and swearing along with other derogatory terms. Watch at your own discretion and I wouldn't allow a kid under 17 to watch it personally.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Like the previous four movies in this series, this one touches somewhat upon timely modern-day issues, but the routine, unimaginative storytelling sabotages any attempt at satire or significance. The Forever Purge taps into the horrifying White supremacist movement, especially the simmering hatred and prejudice toward immigrants. But aside from establishing the ironic idea of Mexico becoming a haven for escaping American "Dreamers," the movie does little to comment upon or satirize its relevant themes. (At least the movie roots for the Dreamers.)

Otherwise, The Forever Purge offers the usual uninspired collection of jump-scares and bloody killings, played mainly for cheap shocks and thrills, with no real consequences. Director Everardo Gout includes a few interesting, tricky, long-take shots, and he decorates the movie with eerily beautiful graffiti and composed carnage. But his attempts to tie in the events of the ranchers' story with a bigger picture of the United States as a whole tend to fall flat. The only thing this movie, and the series in general, really seems to be saying is that the United States is an inherently violent place, with little anyone can do about it.

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