The Color Purple

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Director Steven Spielberg tackles Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name which tells the story of an African American woman struggling through racism and domestic abuse in the 1930s South. Starring Whoopi Golberg and Danny Glover. Won Best Actress (Goldberg) at the 1986 Golden Globes.

A tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie Harris (Goldberg). After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert Johnson (Glover), her situation continues to spiral, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa.

Winner of Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (Goldberg), Golden Globes 1986.
1985Rating: PG, Violence154 minsUSA
Drama

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The Color Purple / Reviews

Variety

Variety

There are some great scenes and great performances in The Color Purple, but it is not a great film.

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Time Out

Time Out

...a powerful and honourable attempt to wrest an unusual book into the populist Hollywood mainstream.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

There is not a scene that does not shine with the love of the people who made it.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

For the film's existence alone we can be grateful, and it contains at least three memorable performances...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Unashamedly emotional, it either totally grabs you or leaves you cold.

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