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Color Purple, The

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989

Brief Synopsis: "In the southern United States in the 1930s, a male-dominated African American woman fights her way through a troubled life."

Overall Ranking: 294 (Rank from 1985: # 3)


Rating:
86
Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)
91.33

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%




 


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Jim Carrier92Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 6
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Thomas Pollock70



People Involved

  • Whoopi Goldberg (Celie)
  • Margaret Avery (Shug Avery)
  • Danny Glover (Albert)
  • Akosua Busia (Netti)
  • Oprah Winfrey (Sofia)
  • Willard E. Pugh (Harpo)
  • Desreta Jackson (Young Celie Harris)
  • Rae Dawn Chong (Squeak)
  • Adolph Caesar (Old Mister)
  • Dana Ivey (Miss Millie)
  • Leonard Jackson (Pa)
  • Bennet Guillory (Grady)
  • John Patton Jr. (Preacher)
  • Carl Anderson (Reverend Samuel)
  • Susan Beaubian (Corrine)
  • James Tillis (Buster)
  • Phillip Strong (Mayor)
  • Laurence Fishburne (Swain)
  • Peto Kinsaka (Adam)
  • Lelo Masamba (Olivia)
  • Steven Spielberg (Director)