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The Color Purple Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 16, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 23, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Inspiring, sentimental tale of survival.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
Spielberg adapts Alice Walker's novel with respect and (heretofore unseen) mature artistry.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 23, 2003
It is unquestionably overwrought, but it is a truly lovely film with a lot of emotion in it. The meaning of all that emotion is unfortunately still up for grabs.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 1, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
February 23, 2003
Spielberg's first big drama is often hokey in places but ultimately succeeds.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 19, 2011
...we can forgive Spielberg his indulgences when the outcome is so profoundly moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
April 4, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 21, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
May 28, 2005
Brilliant, disturbing storytelling by Spielberg with standout performances.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
November 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
November 13, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
July 14, 2005
Overrated, but still a good film.
| Original Score: 3/5
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