• The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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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 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

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  • 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

  • You can be a pissed-off Tea Partier or an Occupy advocate and find something here to stoke your fat cat hatred; either way, catharsis is doled out not in a dusk-til-dawn homicidal free-for all but two harmless hours in a theater. show more

  • 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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