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The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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Critic Consensus: 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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Writer/director James DeMonaco returns for the third installment of the franchise starring Frank Grillo.

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Cast

Frank Grillo
as Sergeant Leo Barnes
Elizabeth Mitchell
as Charlene 'Charlie' Roan
Edwin Hodge
as Dwayne "The Stranger"
Betty Gabriel
as Laney Rucker
Kyle Secor
as Minister Edwidge Owens
Ethan Phillips
as Chief Couper
Raymond J. Barry
as Caleb Warrens
Adam Cantor
as Tall Eric Busmalis
Brittany Mirabile
as Schoolgirl #1/Freakbride/Kimmy
Naeem Duren
as Rev with Angel in Command Center
Naheem Garcia
as Angel Munoz
Steven Barkhimer
as Drab Suited Man 1
Tom Kemp
as Drab Suited Man 2
Roman Blat
as Uncle Sam
David Aaron Baker
as Tommy Roseland
George Lee Miles
as Irish Ike Jenkins
Antoine Coetzee
as South African Male
Johnnie Mae
as Mrs. Sabian
Drew Cooper
as Enormous Gang Member
Tom Paolino
as Axe Headed Man
Emily Petta
as Screaming Woman
Alexander Cook
as Masked Man
Juani Feliz
as Schoolgirl #2
Jamal Peters
as Gang Member with Dying Friend
Matt Walton
as Reporter #1
Thomas Rhett Kee
as Crazy Man (Self-Purger)
Lonnie Farmer
as Man with Bull Horn
Christy Coco
as Young Charlie Roan
Hank Amos
as Mercenary #8
Darcie Fisher
as Reporter #3
Alexander Schüler
as Demonic Man
Lindsey Pires
as Dancer #1
Emily Smith
as Dancer #2
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Critic Reviews for The Purge: Election Year

All Critics (158) | Top Critics (34)

More interesting than most popcorn thrillers.

October 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

DeMonaco serves up plenty of chases, shoot-outs and gory killings but, amid all the mayhem, he soon loses sight of the political subtext.

August 25, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The result is a roiling casserole of bad-taste jolts - lynching trees, parricidal Lolitas, "murder tourism", gallows gags about racist mobs - but each one pulls its weight and makes its point.

August 25, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The premise of The Purge never stopped being a nifty high concept. But this loses narrative interest after about 10 minutes.

August 25, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Its politics are aggressively trashy and polarising - just like in America's real Election Year [but] despite its political drive, there is just too much 'B' under its bonnet.

August 5, 2016 | Full Review…

Like most "exploitation movies," the "Purge" franchise is deeply moralistic at heart.

July 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Purge: Election Year

Go for it if some more of the same appeals you.

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familiar stranger

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There is no tension or subtlety to be found in this pointless sequel that doesn't offer anything that we haven't seen before in the previous two movies, just tiresome action and silly political commentary in times of presidential election (the whole "martyr" thing makes no sense).

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Another offer of the same plot which delivers nothing more and nothing less than the first to have provided. Still entertaining though.

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

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