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The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes 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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Schoolgirl #1 Freakbride / Kimmy (as Brittany Mirabilé)
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It's been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

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Rated R for disturbing bloody violence and strong language | See all certifications »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,870,000 (USA) (1 July 2016)

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$79,003,080 (USA) (12 August 2016)
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Frank Grillo plays a character named Sergeant Barnes. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe Frank Grillo plays the villain Crossbones who is the enemy of Sergeant James "Bucky" Barnes/The Winter Soldier played by Sebastian Stan. See more »

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The Problematic Series Continues
13 October 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

** (out of 4)

Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) is back in this third film from the popular series. This time out he's protecting Senator Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) who is trying to become the President so that she can put a stop to the yearly purge but the Founding Fathers want her dead to make sure this doesn't happen.

THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR is about on par with the previous film in that it's mildly entertaining but at the same time there are so many logical issues that there were times where I just wanted to slam my head into a wall. As with the previous two films, this one here has some incredibly stupid and annoying characters including an entire subplot surrounding a candy bar. With that said, if you like graphic violence then pull up a chair because this one here has more gore than the previous two films combined.

As the title clearly gives away, this film has a very big political stance but it's really hard to take much of it serious. On one had the entire plot deals with the violence against poor people stopping yet at the same time the film loves to show them getting blown away in a variety of ways. The entire subplots dealing with the political leaders was kinda silly and I must admit that I could have done without most and it and especially when it adds up to a 109-minute running time, which was way too long.

The film did offer up some good performances including Grillo who is very good in his role as is Mitchell. Mykelti Williamson is excellent and steals the show with his supporting performance. Fans of the series will probably enjoy this one as much as the first two but to me the entire series has been rather problematic.


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