The Purge: Election Year Reviews

July 6, 2016
Like most "exploitation movies," the "Purge" franchise is deeply moralistic at heart.
July 1, 2016
The action is largely routine and the dialogue rarely more than functional, but DeMonaco, marshalling the franchise's best production values yet, shrewdly taps into the angry zeitgeist.
July 1, 2016
The Purge: Election Year represents writer/director James DeMonaco's attempt to squeeze one more movie out of a premise that has run dry.
July 1, 2016
The writer/director has a lot to say, but this neo-grindhouse framework isn't built for complexity. Still, the film is just bonkers enough to work.
July 1, 2016
It would be one thing to bait the viewer's blood lust and then punish them for it. But the films command an audience that's enchanted by its displays of blood-drenched yahoos in kooky masks satisfying their barely repressed psychopathy.
July 1, 2016
Mostly it's more of the same from this stalled series. It's time someone purges "The Purge."
July 1, 2016
The violence is too tantalizing, too stylized, too fetishistic - the film features killers dressed in fanciful Halloween costumes who dance and sing as they dismember people.
June 30, 2016
"The Purge: Election Year" takes itself just seriously enough to provide the expected measure of fun - a blend of aggression, release and relief.
June 30, 2016
The biggest, baddest, berserkest Purge so far.
June 30, 2016
Like the election it clumsily invokes, the lively third Purge is as thrilling as it is silly.