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Purple Rain

drama


Rock star Prince plays a headstrong, vulnerable young musician known as "the kid." He struggles with his own psyche and family pressures ofan alcoholic father who beats his mother.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    74%
  • Audience Score
    80%

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    74%
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  • Audience

    80%

Audience Reviews

1 star

Oh my god, this is the stupidest movie ever. "Wow, what an egomanical, bullying, mean-spirited asshole. I think I'll dive into his bed." There are no endearing characters in this film, the story is utterly pedestrian and there's nothing for an audience to hold onto. Unless you're a huge rabid Prince, fan, which I'm not. In fact, he crafts such a miserable bitchy cur out of his character I was really quite dismayed to see his self-absorbed ass overcome his (deserved) adversity and achieve stardom. Guh. I really wish I'd watched another DVD.

- MidnightMadwoman, Sunday, August 23, 2009

3 stars

Giving it a rating through the eyes of an 8 year old.

- LitelBluHli, Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2 stars

Obviously the music and watching Prince perform it is the only good thing about the film. Update: Prince's live performances are legendary, "Computer Blue" is sick

- Chiefilms, Wednesday, April 6, 2011