It's been seventeen 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.
The shotgun Laney keeps in the triage van is a Serbu Super Shorty 12 gauge. See more »
While the Senator is escaping the underground triage area, someone says to go to 3rd and Thompson. There is no Thompson Street in DC, and all addresses in DC also have a quadrant indicator, NE, NW, SE, or SW. See more »
There are a whole bunch of Negros coming this way. and we're looking like a big ol' bucket of fried chicken
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I love a good action movie. The last two "Purge" films were okay, nothing amazing, but I was willing to give this one a shot. Honestly, it was nauseating - not from violence, but from politicization. Regardless if a movie's political message resonates with me or not, if it gets to overshadowing the whole thing, then I feel it ruins the film. That was the case here.
I was fully expecting cheesy one liners (trust me, plenty of those) and gory action, and if that's all you want from this film, then I think you'll like it. I wanted to be lighthearted and enjoy it, but it went sour from preachiness REALLY fast.
I'm just glad that I went to a free screening - if I had spent my money on this, I would have been mad.
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