Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: July 27, 1984 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 14 Critic Reviews
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Remarkably, director Albert Magnoli is able to use a single moment of melodrama to give this story a measure of depth. And from that point on, Purple Rain is improbably successful at tugging on the heartstrings as well as shaking the rafters. It winds up a love story, and one with power. [27 July 1984, p.D1]