3.5

Purple Rain

Music Drama


 

The Kid is making his way as a performer with his band The Revolution, battling his inner demons and falling in love.

The screen belongs to the central performer of this film, and his music and moves are as mesmerising as is his mascara. Forget the barely there script and the stilted performances of the supporting cast, and allow yourself to be hypnotised by the singer - you know the one. There are a few too many macho aggressive moments that only serve to confirm the superficiality of the story-line, but all is redeemed by the leading man and his songs, the artist formerly known as Prince.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 7th May 2016
111 mins