The film follows the story of a talented businessman and coexists to fulfill his dream of singing, but he appears troubled in his team, The Revolution. This talented man has to compete with a rival singer, a thriving romance and his own band unsatisfied with him, as his life seems to change differently.
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Monthly Film Bulletin
February 22, 2017 As a debut and a savvy statement of personal enterprise, Purple Rain is quite an accomplishment. As a film, moreover, it is precisely the sort of vehicle one would have wished for Elvis in his Hollywood heyday.Read in Source
April 21, 2016 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.Read in Source
April 21, 2016 Prince's 1984 movie debut seems more like his deification, with an aggressively stupid plot line that serves only to set him up as a paragon of artistic integrity, sexual prowess, and superhuman sensitivity.Read in Source
New York Times
August 30, 2004 [Purple Rain] is probably the flashiest album cover ever to be released as a movie. However, like many album covers, Purple Rain, though sometimes arresting to look at, is a cardboard come-on to the record it contains.
June 24, 2006 [The plot] is all no more than fancy padding around the film's heart, which only starts to really pump when Prince is up on stage: a teasing, hot amalgam of Marc Bolan, Nijinsky and the Scarlet Pimpernel, as electric as his guitar.Read in Source
Common Sense Media
June 28, 2016 Prince's rock musical-drama has lots of sex, profanity.Read in Source
September 07, 2011 A hokey but mesmerizing rock-video psychodrama.Read in Source
April 21, 2016 Rock star Prince makes an impressive feature film debut in Purple Rain, a rousing contemporary addition to the classic backstage musical genre.Read in Source
July 29, 2009 It's probably best to think of the film as an extended music video, a watershed moment for movie sound tracks, and not much more.Read in Source
April 21, 2016 A viewer's response to the movie will probably relate directly to how much the viewer likes Prince to begin with.Read in Source
May 11, 2017 The film is a love letter to collaboration, to passion, and to the power of music: this is Prince's legacy, brought to life nowhere more memorably than in Purple Rain.Read in Source
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