The Purge: Election Year Reviews

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January 5, 2021
The twinges of awareness you'll feel will make it a bit hard-but nowhere near impossible-to enjoy the ride. But enjoy it you will.
July 17, 2020
After a weak start and a decent sequel, The Purge: Election Year allows the series to finally feel like the genre it wants be: Urban Survival Horror, with the commentary on the side.
April 1, 2020
So many horror/thrillers are happy to deliver surface level thrills, and that's fine, but this tight little trilogy has aimed to do more, and it's this third entry that did it best.
January 27, 2020
What The Purge: Election Year actually provides is a trashy and violent "exploitation" movie that ends up being bonkers fun.
January 14, 2020
The Purge: Election Year is basically director DeMarco's love letter to Carpenter's Escape From New York.
January 7, 2020
Perhaps most striking about Election Year, though, is that it's the most unapologetically, socio-politically militant of the three films - no doubt reflecting the atmosphere surrounding Donald Trump's election campaign.
September 25, 2019
None of the films in The Purge franchise are spectacular works of art, but, for what they are, they are enjoyable enough and this last one is more of the same.
July 17, 2019
This is the first Purge film that feels fully realized.
May 7, 2019
DeMonaco focuses on white nationalism, the rule of the upper class, revolutionary action, and so much more in this more than worthy sequel.
March 26, 2019
The saving grace of Election Year has to be the optimism that was lacking from previous films. There's finally some light at the end of this tunnel.
January 30, 2019
Despite some of its flaws, The Purge: Election Year is worth checking out. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 15, 2019
After two uneven entries, the series finds its footing and delivers the best film of the three -- one that benefits from being in the right place at the right time.
November 13, 2018
The storyline had more substance than I originally thought in regards to how the political system is ran to benefit only certain social classes.
October 23, 2018
For those who like this subgenre, this is one of the good ones.
August 20, 2018
Don't let all of the politics and morality fool you. The Purge: Election Year still has some of the best horror set pieces of the year.
December 21, 2017
As a brutish action movie in the John Carpenter vein, the film has certain inalienable rights: it's allowed to be crudely satirical and cheaply lurid. It achieves this quite entertainingly, though it's not entitled to drag on for as long as it does.
June 1, 2017
Because of that timing, Election Year may not be a great movie, but as it closes with Bowie's "I'm Afraid of Americans," it does feel like a relevant one.
May 16, 2017
The Purge becomes reality the same way any real-world horror does: by the consent of the governed
January 1, 2017
It's an allegory painted in broad strokes, but several set-pieces are nail-biters, and more than once it captures the insanity of election campaigns with stark clarity.
October 26, 2016
While I may question the logic from time to time in writer-director James DeMonaco's latest film, I found the overall story surprisingly clear, balanced and even symmetrical.
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