The Purge: Election Year (2016)
June 24, 2022 8:15 AM - Subscribe

Presidential candidate Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) is determined to end the yearly tradition of blood lust and lawlessness. When her opponents hatch a deadly scheme, the senator finds herself trapped on the streets of Washington, D.C., just as the latest Purge gets underway. Now, it's up to Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo), her head of security, to keep her alive during the next 12 hours of mayhem.

Currently available in the US for digital rental on the usual services.

55% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total)
This is more successful as an installment in/expansion of the universe than as a standalone film.

The best parts are the added layers to what is going on during the Purge: Dixon losing his Purge insurance right before kickoff and choosing to defend his small business; Laney, the reformed Purger who runs a triage van; the murder tourists from Europe; the NFFA trying to use the cover of the Purge to eliminate their opponents; mean girl influencers taking to Purging out of a sense of entitlement. The actual A story is an even-less-subtle-than-usual thing that isn't nearly as satirical as it should be.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:19 AM on June 24, 2022

In the vein of the Purge hypotheticals thread, this movie immediately delivered on my question of “people couldn’t get affordable Purge insurance, could they? It’d have to be prohibitively expensive, right?” that arose while watching the previous installment!
posted by quatsch at 7:43 PM on December 31, 2022

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