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Sparkle (1976)

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A trio of musically talented Harlem sisters rise to become major stars of the '50s. Unfortunately, their sudden popularity causes much turmoil in their lives. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

PG,

Musical & Performing Arts, Drama

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Jan 2, 2007

Warner Home Video

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (7) | DVD (5)

It's a rags-to-riches story that doesn't miss a stop along the well-trod ghetto-to-musical-charts path, but makes its journey with tuneful conviction.

August 16, 2012 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club
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Hackneyed, ho-hum 1976 feature about a black girl group, clearly modeled on the Supremes.

August 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Drab as it is, Sparkle's worth renting for Lorette McKee's performance and the cast renditions of Mayfield's songs. But if you're going to buy anything it should be the soundtrack album.

August 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Good performances from the principals and a score by Curtis Mayfield nearly raise this film to a more distinguished level.

August 16, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Predictable rise-to-fame tale with gangs, drugs, violence.

June 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

It's a lousy movie, the kind where camp does not manage to equal fun.

January 4, 2007 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
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Audience Reviews for Sparkle

Had its ups and downs but the music is just great. Loved Mary Alice as Effie.
May 17, 2012
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