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
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

80% TOMATOMETER

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.

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