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Purge, The: Election Year

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Years after sparing the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.
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The critical consensus

An overarching narrative means that the latest entry in the Purge franchise makes for visceral but unwieldy viewing.

***(*)(*)Matt Glasby, The List, 22/08/2016

In the end, this Purge is little different from the last one.

**(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 24/08/2016

James DeMonaco tries to up the political ante in his grisly franchise about US citizens caught up in an annual slaughter. And fails.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 25/08/2016

Election Year maintains the nervy tension that made the first films entertaining, but doubles down on the political metaphors, overwhelming you with its soap-box rhetoric.

***(*)(*)William Thomas, Empire Online, 16/08/2016

The dystopian crime-frenzy horror franchise seems to have run a little short of new ideas.

**(*)(*)(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 28/08/2016

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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