The Purge: Election Year

(2016)

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Title:
The Purge: Election Year
Release Date:
29th June 2016
Runtime:
105 min
MPAA Rating:
R
Genres:
Directors:
James DeMonaco
Writers:
James DeMonaco
Languages:
English
Stream Quality:
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Storyline

It's been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

Ratings

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 54%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 56%
IMDb Rating 6.2

Casts

Betty Gabriel as Laney Rucker
Elizabeth Mitchell as Senator Charlie Roan
Frank Grillo as Leo Barnes
Mykelti Williamson as Joe Dixon

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by raisleygordon 12th July, 2016

I enjoyed the 1st & 2nd, but this is a lazy effort

I thought the first movie was unsettling, and a great thriller. The second still delivered the goods, although it wasn't quite unsettling. But this one is a lackluster effort. Except for the climax in the church, there's nothing to recommend "The Purge: Election Year" With that girl attempting to shoplift, you can sense the movie is headed for an opportunity to be something, but alas, it is not to be. I have a feeling part 4 (and I read somewhere there will be) will be even less interesting than this one. There either needs to be an improvement, or just retire this franchise altogether. Any more mediocre efforts like this, and it might have to be retired anyway. ** out of ****

Reviewed by charlesbeutt 10th July, 2016

Left wing liberalism taking over Media everywhere

White men are stereotyped to a new level. The hero is a white blonde who cares about "poor people" and uses terms like "over represented". More poor people are heroes talk. A room full of rich people say that they need to stop the poor from destroying them- all white men, no one Jewish, no one black, no one middle eastern- just those evil white men. A room of black people acting like stereotypes, one black guy saying "I only care about waffles and p***y", a sensitive hispanic guy who loves the liberal blonde woman, looks like he will cry at the TV showing the blonde liberal. I wonder if blacks will get offended by this, but judging by the black directed comedies that have come out recently, I doubt it. this is seen as "endearing". Since whites in the US have been stereotyped from the first second, they had to fly in some Germans to stereotype europeans as well. Blacks are peaceful, whites from anywhere are murder crazed...great messages. I think the only people not stereotyped by this movie are Jews, Asians, and native Americans. I would hope that no one would support this movie and its racial hatred towards whites. Facebook and youtube are now shutting down channels critical of the liberally correct hatred of whites and other type of liberal hatred, i.e. feminism's hatred of men. Now mass murdering whites is encouraged, cause their all rich right?!

Reviewed by Elton Van 8th July, 2016

Stereotypes at its best (or worst)

I'm a big fan of thriller & horror movies where the threat are real people rather than ghosts. Hostel, Saw, Wolf Creek are some of my favourite sequels. The Purge, with its intriguing concept, was also one of them... until I watched Election Year. Nothing wrong with the cast, movie style or effects. It's just that the stereotypes have become so annoying in this third movie! It would be okay if the director were able to make it more subtle, but since the movie is dumb proof, the persistent displays of "LOOK HOW WHITE PEOPLE ARE CORRUPT AND BAAAAD! LOOK HOW GOOOOOOD THESE POOR IMMIGRANTS AND DARK-SKINEED PEOPLE AAAAARE! LOOK HOW EVERYONE WHO COMMITS MURDER IS CRAZY - EXCEPT THE ONLY SANE, GOOD GUYS WHO KILL THEM." can get pretty annoying. What was supposed to be a nice date with the person I dragged to the theatre after months waiting for the premiere... became a stressful session of torture to the audience's intelligence.

Reviewed by mm-39 4th July, 2016

Major disappointment

Too much of a social message in The Purge 3. I would have liked to see more of the actual purge/sci-fi itself. The film could be interpreted as a G O P vs Dem social messages. Old, church etc, vs disadvantage, idealists etc. The film hits hard with a social message, with the same message, jokes, flat characters the viewer has seen in the last 20 years with movies and t v. The film ends with a happy ending. I would of loved a plot twist where the two presidential candidates duelled it out and the winner became president. Maybe the new president had a month long purge and made things even worse. The stunts, plot twists, loud mouth guy etc were predictable. More like a T V movie with flat characters. 3 stars.

Reviewed by pennyblenny 29th June, 2016

I wish I could purge this movie from my system

I love a good action movie. The last two "Purge" films were okay, nothing amazing, but I was willing to give this one a shot. Honestly, it was nauseating - not from violence, but from politicization. Regardless if a movie's political message resonates with me or not, if it gets to overshadowing the whole thing, then I feel it ruins the film. That was the case here. I was fully expecting cheesy one liners (trust me, plenty of those) and gory action, and if that's all you want from this film, then I think you'll like it. I wanted to be lighthearted and enjoy it, but it went sour from preachiness REALLY fast. I'm just glad that I went to a free screening - if I had spent my money on this, I would have been mad.