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The Color Purple

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Movie Info & Cast


Musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel about the life-long struggles of an African American woman living in the south during the early 1900s.


  • Halle Bailey
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Colman Domingo
  • Elizabeth Marvel
  • Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor
  • Corey Hawkins
  • Louis Gossett Jr.
  • Stephen Hill
  • Danielle Brooks
  • David Alan Grier

Atom User Reviews

4.7 out of 5
Verified Review

Enjoyed this musical film. Had a fantastic cast with incredible music.

Stacey T
Verified Review

Awesome portrayal of the power of Sisterhood on varying levels! Must see and have a Pow Wow with the Sisters!

Johnnie E


Jan 2, 2024

The Color Purple ultimately works far better in pieces than as a whole. Considering those pieces contain some of the best moments I’ve seen in 2023, I’m able to put my concerns aside as a mildly nagging uncertainty.

Metacritic review by Odie Henderson
Odie Henderson
Boston Globe
Jan 2, 2024

It’s a blazingly vibrant, emotionally resonant and exhilarating movie musical that does justice to Alice Walker’s iconic 1982 novel and the subsequent stage and movie versions while forging new creative paths and standing on its own as a bold and original work.

Metacritic review by Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 2, 2024

Another reason to embrace “Purple” is that the moving film is graced by a duo of exceptional performers in Barrino and Danielle Brooks as Sofia who, while singing, capture the electricity of being live onstage, and, while acting, take advantage of the raw intimacy of a close-up. Getting that combo right in movie musicals is rarer than you’d think.

Metacritic review by Johnny Oleksinski
Johnny Oleksinski
New York Post