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Synopsis

A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

Cast

  • Prince
  • Apollonia Kotero
  • Morris Day
  • Olga Karlatos
  • Clarence Williams III
  • Jerome Benton
  • Billy Sparks
  • Jill Jones
  • Charles Huntsberry
  • Dez Dickerson

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Awesome to see Purple Rain again on the big screen. Definitely found myself tearing up during the last concert segment, thinking of the genius otherworldly being, Prince, leaving this earthly plane way too soon. Best movie soundtrack out of the 80’s and one of the best of all time.

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40

The problems with the narrative begin early. [Review of re-release]

Metacritic review by Bill Goodykoontz
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
91

The film is like East of Eden replayed as a hyperbolic rock fever dream. There are a few sour, juvenile moments, but this is the rare pop movie that works the way a great rock roll song does: It tells a simple, almost elemental tale and uses the music to set it aflame.

Metacritic review by Owen Gleiberman
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
67

The music is lively, loud, often powerful, sometimes raunchy, yet full of unexpected subtleties and nuances. The staging is frenetic but as perfect as the machines of the art can produce. This is first class music video.

Metacritic review by Ted Mahar
Ted Mahar
Portland Oregonian