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      The Color Purple

      PG-13 Released Dec 25, 2023 2 hr. 21 min. Musical Drama TRAILER for The Color Purple: New Trailer List
      82% 251 Reviews Tomatometer 95% 2,500+ Verified Ratings Audience Score A story of love and resilience based on the novel and the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE is a decades-spanning tale of one woman's journey to independence. Celie faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 12 Buy Now

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      Critics Consensus

      Building on the legacy of the previous film adaptation while incorporating elements of the stage musical, The Color Purple is a crowd-pleasing testament to resilience in the face of trauma.

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      Much more than a remake, the musical film version of The Color Purple stands on its own as a vibrant, uplifting experience -- and the singing and dancing are superb.

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      Kimberly J A Great take on the story. MUSIC Fabulous Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/04/24 Full Review Heather D-Tulsa, Ok The musical selections were A+! The storyline mostly kept with the original and the new additions worked well. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/24 Full Review Kai Enzo Definitely a masterpiece ❤️ Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/24 Full Review veroniquea t Marvelous , moving, riveting production! The entire cast was great! My emotions were a rollercoaster ride. BRAVO! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/24 Full Review ernestinej l It was a great movie. More stars were in it than I thought. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/24 Full Review Nette It was a musical. Not much story lines at the beginning. The abusivness was to long before Celie fought back. And I didn't like Celie and Taraji kissing and in bed together. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Wendy Ide Observer (UK) It’s a punishingly bleak story, and the songs, with their antiseptic polished sheen, seem fundamentally out of tune with the unforgiving grit of the plot. Rated: 2/5 Jan 28, 2024 Full Review Kevin Maher Times (UK) Blitz Bazawule adds conspicuous pizzazz to the musical numbers, but “Historical Racism: The Feelgood Musical” was always going to be a hard sell. Rated: 2/5 Jan 27, 2024 Full Review Stephen Romei The Australian The director and screenwriter have a lot of source material to draw on and by and large pull it off due to the fine performances and the powerful song and dance numbers. Rated: 3.5/5 Jan 26, 2024 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy This is the superior version, wringing as much emotion out of viewers as the previous picture but thankfully leaving aside its tonal inconsistencies. Rated: 3.5/4 Mar 16, 2024 Full Review Nicholas Bell Fish Jelly Films (YouTube) A vibrant reimagining of an iconic, harrowing narrative, Bazawule's adaptation of the stage play may soften the trauma but not the intensity of The Color Purple, featuring a stellar cast led by a resplendent Fantasia Barrino. Rated: 4/5 Mar 12, 2024 Full Review Jeff Beck The Blu Spot A dazzling musical adaptation of Walker's novel and the hit Broadway show, brought to life by a remarkably talented ensemble, and featuring an impressive selection of songs, ultimately resulting in a surprising success & one of the best films of the year. Rated: 4/5 Mar 11, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A story of love and resilience based on the novel and the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE is a decades-spanning tale of one woman's journey to independence. Celie faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.
      Director
      Blitz Bazawule
      Executive Producer
      Alice Walker, Rebecca Walker, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Carla Gardini, Mara Jacobs, Adam Fell, Courtenay Valenti, Sheila Walcott, Michael Beugg
      Screenwriter
      Marcus Gardley
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      QJP, Amblin Entertainment, SGS Pictures, OW Films
      Rating
      PG-13 (Mature Thematic Content|Language|Sexual Content|Violence)
      Genre
      Musical, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 25, 2023, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 16, 2024
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $60.6M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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