The story of Anarchy is fairly simple as it deals with a group of people
trying to survive Purge night. That's about it and, to the story's credit, that worked The story did a good enough job setting up the characters and the crazy evening ahead. When the Purge begins, the plot becomes one massive thrilled ride after another. It may for one exciting plot that kept me engage. If there was one issue I had with the story it was film's plot points. This is not to say elements such as Sergeant looking for his son's killer or the up rise of Carmello was bad. However these points did not go anywhere and their conclusion were very anticlimactic. Still, the plot worked for the spirit of the film.
Seeing that is a horror film, you would think that there are some scares to Purge: Anarchy. While this is not your typical horror film, there were a few scares to this movie. Thankfully Anarchy's horror resides in an atmosphere oppose to just relying on jump scares. The setting of a city full of maniacs was done well and created the right tension for the movie. Another element that added to the horror was the cinematography of Jacques Jouffret. While the camera work was not awe inspiring, the film took plenty of liberties to use the cinematography in order to create a satisfying tone for the chaotic world that was The Purge.