Based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple is a richly-textured, powerful film set in America's rural south. Whoopi Goldberg, winner of the Best Actress Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination, makes a triumphant screen debut as the radiant, indomitable Celie, the story's central character. Her impressive portrayal is complimented by a distinguished cast that includes Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong and Akosua Busia.

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4.5 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

81% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: It might have been better served by a filmmaker with a deeper connection to the source material, but The Color Purple remains a worthy, well-acted adaptation of Alice Walker's classic novel.

14+ COMMON SENSE

Powerful tale of survival with wrenching scenes of abuse.

Information

Studio
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional

French (Stereo), Portuguese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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