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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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

111 Ratings

111 Ratings

85% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.9/10
  • Fresh 23
  • Rotten 4

Critics Consensus: A sentimental tale that reveals great emotional truths in American history.

14+ COMMON SENSE

Powerful tale of survival with wrenching scenes of abuse.

Information

Studio
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1985 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
French (Stereo), Portuguese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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