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The Color Purple

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Steven Spielberg

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About the Movie

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 27
  • Fresh: 23
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It is a great, warm, hard, unforgiving, triumphant movie, and there is not a scene that does not shine with the love of the people who made it. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Oct 18, 2008

Fresh: Unashamedly emotional, it either totally grabs you or leaves you cold. – Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

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Amazing Movie

Yay iTunes! Finally!! I've been waiting to get this movies in iTunes forever! This is one of the best films ever made. Such a wonderful story of life, death, love, hurt, pain, overcoming and what it all means. "You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?" I love it! Thanks ITunes!!


This movie is one of the best movies I’ve seen in my lifetime. It is extraordinary. It is moving. It is inspiring. It is touching. When I first saw The Color Purple, it made me laugh and cry and it just inspired me so much. I have not read the book. This was one of those movies that I was told to just see it. I can’t explain the emotions that this movie brings up for each person I’ve ever shared it with. It is one of those special moments in people’s lives that they always remember when they first saw it.

The characters in the movie are all so well done. The mailbox is even a character in the movie…after you see it you’ll know what I mean. The love, the betrayal, the anger, the fear, the love again…all gripping and will stick with you for your entire life. Enjoy it if it’s your first time seeing it. If you are like me…you’re probably jumping for joy at it’s availability now on iTunes. I’ve been waiting for YEARS!

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The Color Purple
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1985

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