Purple Rain - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Purple Rain Reviews

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May 28, 2005
Bland Prince vehicle that takes itself far too seriously.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
April 6, 2005
intriguingly well-told story
| Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2004
Those who are looking for a two-hour music video with a coherent story will not be disappointed.
| Original Score: 2/5
October 6, 2004
[Prince] just comes across as a petulant brat, rather than the symbolically tortured artist. The music, however, is divine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 13, 2004
The performers have a bit of a wink behind their performances, and so the artificiality meshes together neatly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 30, 2004
[Purple Rain] is probably the flashiest album cover ever to be released as a movie. However, like many album covers, Purple Rain, though sometimes arresting to look at, is a cardboard come-on to the record it contains.
August 26, 2004
Purple Rain shares a trump card--its set list--with casual Prince fans, who are advised to reach for the soundtrack album instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 24, 2004
Purple Rain's gazillion-selling soundtrack album has more or less eclipsed the film in pop culture history books.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 20, 2004
Short people of Hollywood...DANCE!
| Original Score: 3/5
June 3, 2004
it isn't much of a movie, but it's one hell of a show
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2003
Awesome musical performances and an enthusiastic if largely amateur cast make this more than just rock history.
December 13, 2002
A classic '80s rock movie, whose soundtrack was perhaps the best album of the decade.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 22, 2002
Prince is one of the most talented musicians of our time. His movie doesn't quite reflect that, but it's in Minneapolis, so it's cool.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2002
So-so picture that is most notable for the terrific musical sequences featuring Prince and his band.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2002
You'll have a rockin' good time!
| Original Score: 3/5
August 21, 2002
Where are all those people who called this "the Citizen Kane of rock movies" hiding?
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
It does what musicals are supposed to do: It rides the underlying currents of its moment and renders them glorious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 29, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
February 29, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
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