The Purge: Election Year Reviews

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December 5, 2020
Here, the political implications couldn't be more timely, especially with the growing discontent for the establishment.
July 3, 2020
While the manic craziness and creepy imagery can be entertaining at times, the desperate urge to have a point and the jumbled world building drag the momentum down like an anchor around its neck.
August 31, 2018
The film's narrative never really matures into something that is worth its hollow attempts at being a potent social commentary.
January 24, 2018
Predictable and unrealistic.
December 5, 2017
Last time I checked, murder wasn't the only crime available to commit, so maybe it's time to shift the franchise in a completely different direction during the fateful night to keep the series relevant
November 5, 2017
DeMonaco stops short, abruptly only scratching the surface with his observations about politics and religion, choosing to favor painting evil with laughable broadstrokes.
April 18, 2017
The problem with this film is that it's halfway between the action and a heavy reflection that, despite the solemnity, is still innocent. [Full review in Spanish]
December 31, 2016
The clichés weigh things down as it becomes a rescue mission movie in the final act.
December 14, 2016
The Purge: Election Year definitely aims higher than its predecessors but ultimately becomes too weighed down by its nonsensical premise and over-enthusiastic political commentary to be anything close to insightful or scary.
December 5, 2016
The most interesting of the Purge movies to date, though Anarchy's social satire was far less muddled.
September 27, 2016
A franchise that's run its course, the satire feels limp and the anger muted.
August 29, 2016
The purge is nothing but a satirical exaggeration of the US second amendment.
August 28, 2016
No one can deny the commitment of the cast, but the law of diminishing returns dictates that it's time for the Purge to go.
August 28, 2016
The Purge: Election Year feels like a franchise that is running out of ideas.
August 25, 2016
The Purge movies continue to inhabit their own cinematic no-man's-land: too silly to be mistaken for piercing social commentary, they're also nowhere near as absurd, macabre or chilling as recent developments within our actual political sphere.
August 25, 2016
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
[A] run-of-the-mill threequel, delivering occasional bursts of preposterous, tongue-in-cheek fun but nowhere, nowhere near enough.
August 25, 2016
The premise of The Purge never stopped being a nifty high concept. But this loses narrative interest after about 10 minutes.
August 25, 2016
It's just a shame that the dialogue and plotting can't match the message and the jolts of well-executed genre thrills. It's bold and kind of fun, but this is a step down from Anarchy.
August 24, 2016
Takes the social commentary even further and in the process makes the silliness less enjoyable.
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