• PG-13, 2 hr. 34 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Steven Spielberg
    In Theaters:
    Dec 16, 1985 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 18, 2003
  • Warner Home Video

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The Color Purple Reviews

Indiana Sev
DVD Clinic

Full Review Source: DVD Clinic | Original Score: 4/5

April 25, 2012
Johnny Moreno
DVD Clinic

Full Review Source: DVD Clinic | Original Score: 4/5

March 23, 2011
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine

The Color Purple ultimately has about as much to meaningfully say about the American South, race, and misogyny as Jaws has to say about the governing extents of small-town municipalities.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

February 4, 2011
Bill Gibron
DVDTalk.com

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2011
February 1, 2011
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a powerful and poignant motion picture. (Blu-ray Book Edition)

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

January 19, 2011
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October 18, 2008
James Plath
Reel.com

When The Color Purple was nominated for eleven Oscars and awarded none, Steven Spielberg fans were outraged.

| Original Score: 10/10

August 14, 2004

Digital Bits
April 17, 2004

Boxoffice Magazine

October 15, 2003

Full Review Source: BBC | Original Score: 4/5

July 22, 2003

DVD Review.net
July 22, 2003
Lacey Worrell
Daily-Reviews

| Original Score: 4.5/5

May 21, 2003
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Warner Home Video's decision to dedicate two discs to the film is commendable, but the execution is a little disappointing, especially when compared to other two-disc sets.

| Original Score: A

March 21, 2003

Moviehole

| Original Score: 4/5

March 21, 2003
Dr. Drew
DVD Clinic

Full Review Source: DVD Clinic | Original Score: 4/5

March 19, 2003
Patrick Naugle
DVD Verdict
March 12, 2003

Reel.com

| Original Score: 4/4

February 26, 2003

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

February 19, 2003
Holly E. Ordway
DVDTalk.com

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 3/5

February 19, 2003
Yunda Eddie Feng
Movie Metropolis

One of the finest displays of Spielberg's virtuosity as a filmmaker.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 10/10

February 6, 2003

dvdmg.com
February 17, 2002

DVDnett.no

| Original Score: 5/7

January 1, 2000
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