• 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 , Action , Horror

Production Co: Platinum Dunes, Blumhouse Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Dave WhiteTheWrap

    Grillo is exactly the right man for this role, the thoughtful tough guy who can pull bullets out of his own body and who always looks like he needs a shower, but who can’t stop for such indulgences until he knows everyone else is safe. And the ensemble around him forms a tight, empathic unit. We want the Purge to keep going; we also want this crew to smack it down hard. 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

  • 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

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