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“The Purge: Election Year” Reviews: Critics take on latest purge

Posted in: Must-Read Reviews  |  By: John Hanlon  |  July 2nd, 2016
The Purge Election Year Reviews

A timely horror flick has arrived on the big screen and The Purge: Election Year reviews suggest that this third chapter in the series is worth checking out.

The Purge franchise continues with The Purge: Election Year, viagra 100mg the newest chapter in this violent series. This one focuses on the annual event as a presidential campaign, viagra buy pitting an anti-purge Senator against a pro-purge psychopath, illness heats up.

Many critics are calling this feature an improvement in the series or one that holds up against previous chapter The Purge: Anarchy. The original film in the series only earned a 37% approval rating on while the better-liked second chapter earned a 56% positive rating.

At this writing, the third feature has a 54% fresh rating on

Check out a few of the must-read The Purge: Election Year reviews below (and make sure you check out our own review here).

A.O. Scott, “‘The Purge: Election Year’ takes itself just seriously enough to provide the expected measure of fun — a blend of aggression, release and relief. A lot of people die, but no one really gets hurt.” Check out the full review here.

Simon Abrams, “There’s nothing specific, thoughtful or emotionally involving about “Election Night” beyond a basic need to push buttons, and get a rise out of viewers.” Check out the full review here.

Pete Hammond, “Ultimately the star of this is really the concept and it makes for a very watchable and durable franchise.”Check out the full review here.

Owen Gleiberman, “It’s a squalid B-movie political horror film that plays to our most reptile-brained basic instincts, and also to our cartoon-noble ideals, and by the end you can’t separate the two; that’s the way canny shameless pop works.” Check out the full review here.

Scott Mendelson, “The Purge: Election Year is a closer contest than I would have expected, but it deserves your vote.” Check out the full review here.

Laura Bradley, “Only a wet blanket fixates on minor details like implausibility and mixed messages when the on-screen spectacle is a pulpy delight—which the Purge movies, especially Anarchy and Election Year, certainly have been.” Check out the full review here.

Chris Nashawaty, “In Election Year, DeMonaco’s reach finally matches his grasp.” Check out the full review here.

Dave White, “DeMonaco’s vision is realized effectively by the murk and shadow of cinematographer Jacques Jouffret (like DeMonaco, he’s shot all three “Purge” movies), where most of the shots seem to be lit by emergency-exit signs and the kind of hand-held lamps found at construction sites, underground tunnels, and other places where the pick-ax killer from “My Bloody Valentine” would hang out.” Check out the full review here.

If you want to read our perspective on the film, click here for our review.