Violent, yet has a lot of discussion points
The film, while very violent and bloody, has a lot of controversial subject matter that might be able to start a discussion. The whole point of the film is to start a political discussion, and about how why a purge would be bad, and provide political commentary on America as a whole. Because of this, it would be a great thing to discuss with your 14 year olds or above. However, there are definitely some concerns that would make me give it a higher age rating if it didn't have the aforementioned commentary. There is a whole lot of violence, with guns, knives, rituals, people being tied up, threats, axes, etc. It's mayhem throughout its nearly 2 hour runtime. One massive issue is the scene where (MINOR SPOILERS) the Senator and Frank Grillo's character are surrounded by menacing figures dressed in uncle Sam, statue of liberty, etc. costumes and threaten to torture and kill her. It's very menacing, and could potentially give someone nightmares. Another scene shows a helpless man, tied down, being stabbed. If your child is sensitive to this stuff, you might want to fast forward through these scenes. There is some swearing throughout, but I almost never judge a film by its swearing, as most middle schoolers have heard a lot worst. However, there is very prominent usage of the word c__ksucker, which could be a concern for some parents. Overall, it's a very violent film, albeit one that could start up some discussion points.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness