• Justin Willis

    ★★ Watched by Justin Willis 11 Apr, 2015 2

    Wow, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey gave surprisingly great performances. The started in opposite places, one quiet while the other vocal, but they ended up almost switching personalities during the course of this movie's development. Those two characters were the best part of this movie, but the rest of the movie was very sub-par. Spielberg normally does a wonderful job directing, but this movie was tonally inconsistent and awkward. At times, it felt emotional and dark, then some comedy or…

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  • Cameron Wayne Johnson

    ★★★ Rewatched by Cameron Wayne Johnson 10 Apr, 2015

    Wow, this is a very powerful and inspiring portrait on how anyone can do anything despite their race, even if they're a white Jew making a movie about black people. By 1985, all he was doing was sci-fi flicks and adventure thrillers, so, yeah, producer or not how in the world did he end up getting this gig? Steven Spielberg can direct anything he darn well pleases, although he was probably able to slip into this project amidst the chaotic…

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  • Reece Leonard

    ★★★★½ Added by Reece Leonard

    Unabashedly sentimental and emotionally stirring, "The Color Purple" is a vital piece in the mosaic of American film, with winning direction from Spielberg, absolutely captivating performances from Winfrey and Goldberg and plenty of social commentary to boot.

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  • Dempson Juvenal

    ★★★★ Watched by Dempson Juvenal 03 Apr, 2015

    wooooooow

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  • Lagaan

    ★★★ Watched by Lagaan 22 Mar, 2015

    This film follows the life of Celie, a young black girl growing up in the early 1900's. The first time we see Celie, she is 14 - and pregnant - by her father. We stay with her for the next 30 years of her tough life.

    Forgotten Spielberg Masterpiecev.Whoopi Goldberg performance was awesome.

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  • John Guerin

    ★★★½ Watched by John Guerin 15 Mar, 2015

    Goldberg's performance is magnificent, a radiant guiding light through the films emotional prism, through its peaks and its valleys. I wept. [B]

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  • jalva

    Watched by jalva 14 Mar, 2015

    Read the book.

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  • BSeebach

    ★★★½ Added by BSeebach

    The Color Purple (1985,) Directed by Steven Spielburg is I title I’ve heard many times, but had no interest in looking into. In fact, if I didn’t HAVE TO watch it, I never would have even considered it. Although I probably won’t watch it again, it is definitely a good film. All the necessities are there. Good cinematography, acting, story, etc. All the pieces came together smoothly and in just the right way as to keep me depressed until the…

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  • Jesse

    ★★★½ Added by Jesse

    I just watched this movie in 2014 and I had no idea how close it was to being a musical, both behind the scenes and even onscreen. Spielberg, just make a damn musical already!

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  • KAMILLE

    ★★★★ Watched by KAMILLE 08 Mar, 2015

    kinda boring but whoopi goldberg is undeniable and great acting all around

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  • Andrew Ford

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Andrew Ford 16 Feb, 2015

    A fascinating, flawed, and utterly unique entry in Spielberg's filmography. The fact that he's so evidently out of his comfort zone at times only casts this film's considerable strengths into sharper relief. This is one of the most unassailable testaments to one of Spielberg's greatest gifts as a filmmaker (arguably the key thing that elevates him so far above his contemporaries) - his great empathy for his characters.

    One of the more subtle flourishes that distinguishes this new phase of…

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  • BryanVazquez

    ★★★★ Watched by BryanVazquez 04 Feb, 2015

    Last Wednesday’s screening was Steven Spielberg’s 1985 melodrama, The Color Purple, starring Whoopie Goldgerg as Celie, the main protagonist, Danny Glover as Albert, her abusive counterpart, and Oprah Winfrey as Sofia, the strong-minded female of the film. The film begins Celie and her younger sister, Nettie, playing in the fields and instantly we see their close sisterly bond they share with each other. This scene follows with Celie giving birth to her second child which, just like her first, is…

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