This is an excruciatingly beautiful work of art, a painting, a nightmare, an act of love.
Shit in almost every aspect but the music, and the fact that the music is so undeniably great makes this very hard to review.
The Purple Rain sequence itself is never not going to be powerful; it’s simply one of the greatest and most moving songs ever.
There are a few other moving moments, but by and large this is, you guessed it, shit.
Still, it’s worth it for its peak, which is a peak like no other.