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      The Purge: Election Year

      R Released Jul 1, 2016 1 hr. 49 min. Action Mystery & Thriller Horror TRAILER for The Purge: Election Year: Trailer 2 List
      55% 164 Reviews Tomatometer 48% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Nov 01 Buy Now

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      It isn't particularly subtle, but The Purge: Election Year's blend of potent jolts and timely themes still add up to a nastily effective diversion.

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      Christian J Best movie in The Purge franchise. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/14/24 Full Review Nawt W If you're one of the rare people who genuinely enjoy this series and its setting, then this is where you should stop. Because what comes after Election Year is a crazy and furious ride that completely demolishes its weak world-building, creating a power fantasy for for minorities. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/28/24 Full Review Dan R One of my favourite genres of films are those that look into dystopian worlds and futures. Recently I realised I'd never seen all of the films within 'The Purge' franchise, so with that in mind I decided to check into the bloody and unforgiving universe that these films live in. In chronological order within the universe: 'The First Purge' (2018) This film sets out how the Founding Fathers took control of America and their implementation of the first Purge in the small, impoverished, area of Staten Island. The true reasons behind The Purge are revealed here and it's a lot darker than we'd ever expect. This information serves us well for the rest of the franchise. (8/10) 'The Purge' (2013) The original film feels a lot smaller in scale as it takes place within one household rather than a sprawling city scape. However, this is probably the best acted film within the franchise with Ethan Hawke putting in an exceptional performance. You'll probably never look at your neighbours the same way again after this. (8/10) 'The Purge: Anarchy' (2014) Anarchy by name and it's anarchy by nature as Frank Grillo's character heads out for revenge on Purge night, but gets caught up in something more visceral. This film drives the franchise forward and sets up characters and scenarios that'll appear later in this universe. (7/10) 'The Purge: Election Year' (2016) Grillo's character returns but this time as a secret service agent who's assigned the task of keeping a Presidential candidate alive during The Purge. The corruption of the Government is revealed as they change the rules of The Purge so they can remain in power. It's an intriguing look at how power corrupts absolutely. It's a bloody escapade of survival and redemption. (8/10) 'The Forever Purge' (2021) This film shows America in complete chaos after 8 Purge free years, but with The Purge now returning after an election win for the Founding Fathers. As The Purge ends people rebel and act against immigrants and the rich. 'The Forever Purge' really highlights societal issues going on presently in America. The film's strengths really stand in its strong cast and a visceral rip-roarer of a story. It's a great way to end the franchise even though it appears we'll now get further films. (8/10) Overall this is a great franchise which also spawned an Amazon Prime TV series. It's certainly a universe I'd like to see more of in the future. It's very raw in its vision, delivery and philosophy. Make it happen Hollywood. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/06/24 Full Review TikTok M Instead of just saying youre socially critical from the start on, you could just SHOW that. Let the viewer think and dont blutly explain every possible thing. The outcome and story were clear from the start. Nothing rlly exciting just pure boring gore packed in a supposedly deep concept. And the character were annoying as well, the politican aka main character could be reasonable but is just against anything and says it out loudly all the effing time. Like come ooonn its annoying to listen to her opposing. It could be an awesome movie but instead its just meh Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/24 Full Review Calvin T And people are actually entertained Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/16/24 Full Review Stanley T Entertaining concept again...too much ideological church hate stuff...obviously the church would advocate what the presidential candidate stood for. Casting ministers in a deranged state is a Hollywood thing. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/08/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - Purge Patrol The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - Purge Patrol 1:54 The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - All-American Murder The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - All-American Murder 2:45 The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - One More Move The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - One More Move 2:29 The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - Pequeña Muerte is Back The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - Pequeña Muerte is Back 2:58 The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - They've Come to Kill You The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - They've Come to Kill You 2:57 The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - Y'all Need to See This The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - Y'all Need to See This 2:53 The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - A Man of God and Gun The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - A Man of God and Gun 2:11 The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - Born Again Through Blood The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - Born Again Through Blood 1:52 The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - Church Massacre The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - Church Massacre 2:37 The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - Killing Party in the USA The Purge: Election Year: Official Clip - Killing Party in the USA 2:33 View more videos

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      Ed Potton Times (UK) More interesting than most popcorn thrillers. Rated: 3/5 Oct 10, 2016 Full Review Wendy Ide Observer (UK) The Purge: Election Year feels like a franchise that is running out of ideas. Rated: 2/5 Aug 28, 2016 Full Review Geoffrey Macnab Independent (UK) DeMonaco serves up plenty of chases, shoot-outs and gory killings but, amid all the mayhem, he soon loses sight of the political subtext. Rated: 2/5 Aug 25, 2016 Full Review Zach Pope Zach Pope Reviews Fun Horror Action but AWFUL Villain characters that annoy you through the entire runtime. Aug 7, 2023 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies Whether DeMonaco is visualizing a reflection of our current condition or providing a cautionary tale, his dependency on his high-minded message ultimately drowns out the drama. Rated: 2/5 Aug 24, 2022 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review DeMonaco's movie provides his audience with the very thing the movie seems to condemn: mindless, uninhibited aggression. Rated: 1.5/4 Apr 11, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      James DeMonaco
      Executive Producer
      Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson, Luc Etienne
      Screenwriter
      James DeMonaco
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Platinum Dunes, Blumhouse Productions
      Rating
      R (Strong Language|Disturbing Bloody Violence)
      Genre
      Action, Mystery & Thriller, Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 1, 2016, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 20, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $79.0M
      Sound Mix
      Datasat, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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