Graffiti Bridge
Graffiti Bridge (1990)

The sequel to Purple Rain, this film follows the conflict between The Kid (Prince) and Morris (Morris Day), as they struggle over the future of a nightclub and the love of an angelic woman (Ingrid Chavez).

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 2, 1990
DVD Release Date: August 24, 2004
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Prince follows his disastrous Under the Cherry Moon with another lame film.

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

The movie suffers from various technical difficulties -- like choppy editing and songs that get cut off mid-groove -- and in the end everything collapses in a heap.

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Jason Bailey

He abandons even the semi-realism of 'Purple Rain' for something closer to a good, old-fashioned, backlot musical - something we get even less of these days, so enjoy the novelty.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

With his doe eyes, sensitive face and amazing openness, he might even have the makings of a whole new kind of movie star. But if Prince is ever going to be that, he must find some decent behind-the-camera collaborators.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

If, as has been reported, Graffiti Bridge is Prince's homage to the heyday of Hollywood musicals, he should have hired a director who looks at film as more than an extended music video.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Visually unappealing and inane at every turn, this one's the absolute pits.

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Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times

Technically, the film is a compendium of stale MTV gimmicks -- dry ice, stylized sets. It's a neo-Expressionist tempest in a teapot.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Prince has had his follies, but never has he been associated with an album or film as lackluster as this one.

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Lou Cedrone
Baltimore Sun

There is some plot, but it is wispy at best and frequently gets in the way of the music.

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