• The Purge: Election Year (2016)

The Purge: Election Year

Release Date: July 1st, 2016

DVD Release Date: October 4th, 2016

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

As a young woman, Sen. Charlie Roan survived the annual night of lawlessness that took the lives of her family members. As a presidential candidate, Roan is determined to end the yearly tradition of blood lust once and for all. When her opponents hatch a deadly scheme, the senator finds herself trapped on the streets of Washington, D.C., just as the latest Purge gets underway. Now, it's up to Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo), her head of security, to keep her alive during the next 12 hours of mayhem.

Cast: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Joseph Julian Soria, Betty Gabriel, Terry Serpico, Edwin Hodge, Kyle Secor

Director: James DeMonaco

Genres: Thriller , Horror , Action

Production Co: Platinum Dunes, Blumhouse Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Car , Temptation , Office , Dark , Intense , Sacrifice , Survival , Pursuit ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Justin LoweThe Hollywood Reporter

    DeMonaco has further upped his game with the third installment by working closely with franchise cinematographer Jacques Jouffret to design rewardingly more complex action sequences and well-focused set pieces that are both efficiently executed and visually engaging. show more

  • 60
    ScreenCrush

    The Purge has become the new "Saw" franchise: What began with a simple, contained thriller has escalated to outrageous, bloody chaos. And while James Wan’s feature debut was a bit more effective than DeMonaco’s first Purge outing, the latter has Saw’s diminishing returns beat with a recognizable (and coherent) mythology and increasing entertainment value that doesn’t rely on torture porn for thrills. That doesn’t make it any less silly, however. show more

  • 50
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The Purge: Election Year tries to show that what counts isn't firepower but compassion, not egoism but community. But frankly, it can't help but shoot itself in the foot: The violence is too tantalizing, too stylized, too fetishistic - the film features killers dressed in fanciful Halloween costumes who dance and sing as they dismember people. show more

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