The Color Purple (2023)

141 mins
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Musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel about the life-long struggles of an African American woman living in the south during... More

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The Color Purple (2023) | Ratings & Reviews

"A stunning hybrid that combines the visceral meditations of the written word with the thunderous energy of musical performance."

"An irresistible all-singing, all-sobbing weepie with sequins."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Bazawule’s fresh-eyed remake synthesizses elements from both the Broadway show... and Steven Spielberg’s iconic 1985 film."


"A heartfelt new version supercharged by a powerhouse cast."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"By the end it’s clear that the story remains slippery to would-be adapters."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"A show-stopping spectacle that goes for the throat."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"While the film can occasionally suffer from wild tonal swings and muddy transitions... when it soars, it’s miraculous."


"A musical missing its soul."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"Does not feel new, just musical."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"If there’s no other reason for this movie to exist, permanently capturing Barrino’s performance is sufficient."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"A joy to watch."


"(it) may be a different experience than previous versions but it’s no less breathtaking or vital."

USA TodayUSA Today

"Echo-chamber karaoke."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"An uneven affair, although Danielle Brooks delivers a star-making turn."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"(Domingo) commands your attention, a triple threat of singer, dancer and actor."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"Henson shines by seeing depths of Shug’s hurt."


"Performances from a stacked ensemble... help the film rise above being a straightforward adaptation."

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle

"Of all the versions I’ve seen, the latest one is the best, a holiday spectacle bursting with spirited sisterhood."

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

"Works far better in pieces than as a whole."

Boston GlobeBoston Globe

"(The film) can trip on its own too muchness, but Fantasia Barrino and Danielle Brooks are worth shouting about."


"A joyous crowd-pleasing odyssey."

Chicago ReaderChicago Reader

"Not all of the tonal changes work."

Associated PressAssociated Press

"A reclamation, but a buoyant rather than somber one."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

The Color Purple (2023) | Details

12A, domestic abuse, sexual violence references, language, sex, discrimination
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