The Hurricane

1999

Action / Biography / Drama / Sport

119
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 87%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 82400

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Denzel Washington as Rubin Carter
Clancy Brown as Lt. Jimmy Williams
Ellen Burstyn as Herself
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652.14 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
2hr 26 min
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23.976 fps
2hr 26 min
P/S 8 / 29

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Fletcher Conner 6 / 10

A Great Performance in a Decent Biopic

Denzel Washington gives an excellent performance as Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer who was imprisoned for 20 years in connection to a triple homicide. There is significant controversy surrounding both Carter's possible involvement and the film's portrayal. The film takes the stance that Carter was completely innocent of all of charges against him, including his childhood assault and robbery, which they frame as him protecting his friend from a child molester. They also imply that his title bout loss to Joey Giardello was due to racist scoring, though Carter himself has admitted that Giardello beat him fair and square.

Ignoring all that, there was little draw to the film besides Washington's outstanding performance. There was a significant portion of the film devoted to Lesra (Vicellous Shannon) and his adopted family working to free Carter from his wrongful imprisonment. While what they did was very important and made an impact on Carter's life, there was far too much screen time devoted to them given how long the runtime already was. There were no important people shown in Carter's life besides Lesra, with Carter's wife given just a few brief scenes. The Hurricane couldn't decide if it wanted to be a courtroom drama, a boxing movie, or a character study and just dabbled in all of them without devoting enough time to thrive in any of the genres. It is disappointing to see a great director like Norman Jewison do so little with such a high quality performance like Denzel gives here.

Reviewed by johnny-burgundy 7 / 10

This is a story of despair and a renewal of hope in the face of a daunting journey.

The Hurricane (1999) This is a biographical sports drama about a former middleweight boxer who was wrongly convicted for a triple murder. The film received positive reviews by audiences and critics alike, but has been criticized for inaccuracies by some. Denzel Washington plays the lead. This is one of his better roles. He received an Oscar nomination and the film received several other awards nominations. The film takes an original way in telling the story. It takes us back through the eyes of our leads and the actions of some unexpected friends who believe in his innocence. This is a story of despair and a renewal of hope in the face of a daunting journey.

Reviewed by sabujosephjr 9 / 10

" I'll always be The Hurricane........and the Hurricane is beautiful"

Denzel truly deserved an Oscar for this and in the Equalizer over his performance in Training Day. I mean the expression "eyes are the windows to the soul" made sense after I saw this film. Every word, every pantomime professionally delivered by Denzel began to accrue his innocence and eventually oozed out of his eyes. Brilliant direction, if not for the twisting of facts for commercial gains and to play the race card up a notch.

This movie definitely deserves more than the 7.6 accorded to it at present.

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