The Purge: Election Year

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  109 min.
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Netflix: October 1, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.18
based on 52 votes and 13 reviews
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Cast: Frank Grillo, Edwin Hodge, Betty Gabriel, Kyle Secor, JJ Soria, Mykelti Williamson, Elizabeth Mitchell


Expanding upon the explosive universe introduced in the first two Purge films, The Purge: Election Year follows police sergeant Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) two years after he decided not to kill Warren Grass, the man who murdered his son in a drunk-driving accident.

Leo is now head of security for Senator Charlene Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), front runner for the next presidential election, due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. Her revolutionary views, however, aren't shared by some higher-ups in the government. Now Leo and Charlene are cast out into chaos at the hands of the New Founding Fathers of America and must fight to survive alongside a group of anti-Purge rebels.

Director: James DeMonaco
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Sébastien Kurt Lemercier
Screenplay: James DeMonaco
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  • 3 stars "Typical day in America..."
  • 2 stars "Just Stop. Stop now. It's done. Great idea the first time, but now...not so much. And seriously why was there so little clothing on some people. It's still March in Washington, not July! It still would have been cold at night, idiots! And the lingerie kiddies seriously that upset over a candy bar PLUS why were the girls trying to steal the day before all crime is legal?!??!? The movie just didn't have the same feel. Really, a guillotine in the middle of an ally? When did they erect it? So stupid."
  • 1 star "Too Scary"