The Purge: Election Year

The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
  • R
  • 1h 49m
  • 2016
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It has been two years since Leo Barnes (FRANK GRILLO) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night --- the 12 hours of lawlessness. This year, the annual ritual comes at the eve of a heated presidential election with the nation deeply divided between those who are pro--- and anti---Purge. As head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (ELIZABETH MITCHELL), Leo's mission is to protect her during her controversial and contested run for president. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of Washington, D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

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Critics 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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Third violent Purge is more political but not very smart.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Purge: Election Year is the third in the series (after The Purge and The Purge: Anarchy). Like the others, it's extremely gory and violent (though perhaps slightly less so): There's guns and shooting, spurting blood, dead bodies, car crashes, and a man digging a bullet out of his shoulder. A character is beheaded via guillotine, and people are hanged in a tree. Language is also very strong, with multiple uses of "f--k," "c--t," "p---y," and more. There's some incidental drinking, and teen girls are shown wearing lingerie, with the camera "looking" them up and down, objectifying them. Like the other Purge movies, this one offers a pretty shallow take on an interesting idea, and though it switches from psychological themes to political ones, it doesn't get any deeper. Nevertheless, the movie could get older teens discussing the ideals and actions of the "left" vs. the "right."

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror, Thriller
  • Release Date:July 1, 2016
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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