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Rating: 6.3/10 by 2524 users

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On the night of what should be the final Purge, a betrayal from within the government forces Barnes and Roan out onto the street where they must fight to survive the night.

Directing:
  • James DeMonaco
  • Jenna Dayton
Writing:
  • James DeMonaco
Stars:
Release Date: Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Rating: 6.3/10 by 2524 users

Alternative Title:
The Purge 3 - US
The Purge 3 - Election Year - NL
Election La noche de las bestias - ES
Uma Noite de Crime 3 - BR
La purge 3: L'année électorale - CA
American Nightmare 3: Élections - FR
12 Horas Para Sobrevivir: El Año De La Elección - AR
12 horas para sobrevivir: el año de la elección - MX
人类清除计划3 - CN
La Purga Año De Elección - AR
Purge, the 03 Purge Election Year, The - US
Чистка 3. Рік виборів - UA
La noche de las bestias 3 - ES
더 퍼지 3 - KR

Country:
France
United States of America
Language:
English
Runtime: 01 hour 45 minutes
Budget: $10,000,000
Revenue: $118,587,880

Plot Keyword: dystopia, sequel, legalized murder

Elizabeth Mitchell
Senator Charlie Roan
Frank Grillo
Leo Barnes
Edwin Hodge
Dante Bishop
Raymond J. Barry
Leader Caleb Warrens
Ethan Phillips
Chief Couper
Terry Serpico
Earl Danzinger
David Aaron Baker
Tommy Roseland
Kimberly Howe
School Girl #4
Kyle Secor
Minister Edwidge Owens
Roman Blat
Uncle Sam
J. Jewels
Political Debater
Betty Gabriel
Laney Rucker
Barry Nolan
Reporter #1
Adam Cantor
Tall Eric Busmalis
Brittany Mirabile
Schoolgirl #1 Freakbride / Kimmy
Naeem Duren
Rev w / Angel in Command Center
Naheem Garcia
Angel Munoz
Steven Barkhimer
Drab Suited Man 1
Tom Kemp
Drab Suited Man 2
George Lee Miles
Irish Ike Jenkins
Antoine Coetzee
South African Male
Drew Cooper
Enormous Gang Member
Johnnie Mae
Mrs. Sabian
Tom Paolino
Axe Headed Man
Emily Petta
Screaming Woman
Juani Feliz
Schoolgirl #2
Jamal Peters
Gang Member with Dying Friend
Matt Walton
Reporter #1
Thomas Kee
Crazy Man (Self-Purger)
Lonnie Farmer
Man with Bull Horn
Christy Coco
Young Charlie Roan
Darcie Fisher
Reporter #3
Hank Amos
Mercenary #8
Kt Baldassaro
Flag Face Russian Murderer (uncredited)
Macayla Botelho
Injured Victim (uncredited)
Christopher Cagle
Dante's Man (uncredited)
Chemi Che-Mponda
Homeless Woman (uncredited)
Terry Conforti
Parishioner (uncredited)
Kevin DeCoste
Executioner (uncredited)
Pamela Figueiredo
Electorate (uncredited)
John Franchi
Homeless Vietnam Vet (uncredited)
Ian Gatheca
South African Gang Member (uncredited)
London Hall
Charlie Roan's Mom (uncredited)
Jay Hieron
Rev 1 (uncredited)
Arthur Hiou
Leo's Security Team (uncredited)
Rosemary Howard
Unassuming Woman (uncredited)
Ian Dylan Hunt
NFFA Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Hashim Lafond
Revolutionary (uncredited)
Jordan Lloyd
School Girl Friend (uncredited)
Alex Madera
Homeless Child (uncredited)
Wayne Malm Jr.
NFFA Soldier / Parishioner (uncredited)
Stephanie McIntyre
Store Clerk (uncredited)
Tanja Melendez Lynch
News Photographer (uncredited)
Malcolm C. Murray
Rev 2 (uncredited)
Nick Principe
NFFA agent (uncredited)
Lexie Roth
Parishioner (uncredited)
Melanie Blake Roth
Parishioner (uncredited)
Stephanie Ann Saunders
Airport Patron (uncredited)
Dora Winifred
Costume Shop Pedestrian (uncredited)

Screen Zealots

A SCREEN ZEALOTS REVIEW www.screenzealots.com Whereas most franchises are characterized by sequels that degrade in quality over time, “The Purge” is one that continues to improve. The first movie was a good premise in search of a story. The second in the series, “The Purge: Anarchy” was a marked improvement, and “The Purge: Election Year” is clearly the best one yet. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, the concept behind these movies is simple: the government of America fell after mass unrest and crime eventually led to revolution, and out of the rubble a new party rose. They call themselves “The New Founding Fathers” party and they have discovered a way to dramatically decrease crime and placate the populace: for one 12 hour time span each year, all crime — including murder — is legal. This annual bloodbath is known as (wait for it) “the Purge.” In this newest installment, the annual Purge has been in place for two decades. When she was younger, Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) was forced to watch as her entire family was murdered in front of her during the Purge. Having survived the horrors of the Purge, the Senator is running for President on an anti-Purge platform that is gaining popularity. Threatened by Senator Mitchell, the New Founding Fathers use the Purge as an opportunity to wipe out their competition by sending a squad of assassins to hunt her down. Protected only by her head of security, Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo, reprising his role from “The Purge: Anarchy”), the Senator must go on the run to survive the night. In “The Purge: Election Year,” the annual bloodbath is used as a platform to talk about the growing tension between the haves and the have-nots. Because they lack the financial means to protect themselves, the poor are disproportionately victimized during the Purge. In this world, legalized murder is a way for the wealthy and political elite to ensure a placated populace and control the poor. When the victimized start to realize that they are pawns in a game played by the privileged, they start to fight back… by any means necessary. The elite in this world are typified by ultra-conservative hypocrites who are quick to subvert religion and re-shape their displayed and false piety to advance their own agenda. Murder tourism is encouraged, and the powerful are quick to espouse the wisdom of permissive gun laws. Sound familiar at all? My chief criticism of the movie is that it got perhaps a little too heavy-handed in its messaging at times, and the horror aspects of the story suffered as a result. At times, the film more closely resembles an action movie than a horror flick, which is a little disappointing for a franchise that excels in displaying inventive — if horrific — kills. Those kills are the moments that stay with you the longest and the ones that keep you up at night. The imagery that we do get is powerful, but it becomes increasingly scarce as the movie progresses. While it’s not a perfect movie, “The Purge: Election Year” is that rare horror movie that is both entertaining and has something interesting to say. Whether or not you agree with its politics, it’s an interesting vehicle to use for a message that has resonance in our current culture. I just fear that the message will be lost on most. **A SCREEN ZEALOTS REVIEW www.screenzealots.com**

buycki

WONDERFUL

Gimly

The best **looking** movie of the _Purge_ franchise, and I was happy to see Frank Grillo returning, but still a definitive step down from its predecessor, _Anarchy_. _Final rating:★★★ - I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._