Sparkle (1976) - Rotten Tomatoes


Sparkle (1976)




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A trio of musically talented Harlem sisters rise to become major stars of the '50s. Unfortunately, their sudden popularity causes much turmoil in their lives. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Irene Cara
as Sparkle
Dwan Smith
as Delores
Tony King
as Satin
Beatrice Winde
as Mrs. Waters
Paul Lambert
as Moe Gerber
Talya Ferro
as Miss Taylor
Robert W. Delegall
as Mr. Daniels
Don Bexley
as Bubbles
Timmie Rogers
as Comic M.C.
Ken Renard
as Shimmy
John Hawker
as Hotel Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Sparkle

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

It's a rags-to-riches story that doesn't miss a stop along the well-trod ghetto-to-musical-charts path, but makes its journey with tuneful conviction.

August 16, 2012 | Rating: B-
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Hackneyed, ho-hum 1976 feature about a black girl group, clearly modeled on the Supremes.

August 16, 2012 | Full Review…

Has all the shine of a badly cut rhinestone.

October 31, 2019 | Full Review…

[An] uneasy marriage of cliched melodrama and music in an odd March of Time technique.

October 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Drab as it is, Sparkle's worth renting for Lorette McKee's performance and the cast renditions of Mayfield's songs. But if you're going to buy anything it should be the soundtrack album.

August 16, 2012 | Full Review…

Good performances from the principals and a score by Curtis Mayfield nearly raise this film to a more distinguished level.

August 16, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sparkle


Had its ups and downs but the music is just great. Loved Mary Alice as Effie.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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