Violent and Bloody Scenes
The portrayal of infliction of pain and injuries is depicted in the film with some detail of blood and gore but is not prolonged and/or frequent.
The film contains many scenes of violence, with some of the stronger scenes depicting people being shot in the head with blood spurts.
There are also scenes showing random people inflicting violence on one another during 'The Purge', such as an arrow penetrating a man's head from the side; a man's head being severed by a guillotine; corpses hung from a tree with people stabbing them; etc.
The film also shows the protagonist engaging in knife fights with contract killers, exchanging jabs and slashes with spurts of blood.
As such, these scenes would be more appropriate for an older teen audience.
Scary and Disturbing Scenes
'The Purge: Election Year' is the third installment in the 'Purge' film franchise which revolves around the mayhem that happens during a legally instituted 12-hour period where all crimes, including murder, is legal in America. In this installment, a presidential candidate, Senator Charlene, becomes a target for assassination due to her campaign to stop the 'Purge'. With her security officer, Leo, and the help of ordinary people, Charlene has to escape her assassins during 'The Purge' in order to stop it once and for all.
Official CNC Rating: 12
Official MPAA Rating: Rated R for disturbing bloody violence and strong language (certificate #50474, misprinted in credits as #48235)
this movie is so bad it belongs on USA late at night. terrible acting ; attempts at political message which are terrible and badly portrayed and really all the hidden messages aside it is just bad ; i seriously want my money back!! they should have stopped after the first one because it was OK. i would recommend you save your money and go to a different movie maybe even Tarzan or any thing other than this royal piece of crap. if you made this movie please stop save us all the grief and aggravation of anticipating something cool and getting something that sucks and has a political and racial message . i am so disappointed i will never see another movie written by James demanaco or whatever his name is .. he should have made a sequel to assault on precinct 13 an actual good movie .