The Hurricane

1999

Action / Biography / Drama / Sport

122
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 87%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 84062

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Denzel Washington as Rubin Carter
Clancy Brown as Lt. Jimmy Williams
Ellen Burstyn as Herself
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2hr 26 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by goreilly40 5 / 10

Well why let the truth get in the way of a good story?

People have asked why didn't Denzel get the Oscar for this performance? Well first off it wasn't because the acting was bad by any means, he gives a very strong performance, which is why he was nominated to begin with. So why the Oscar went somewhere else was because of the distortion of the events this movie was based on. Lets start with the main man himself, the movie depicts Ruben Carter as a noble person who was the victim of racism and injustice, were as the real Carter was an unstable violent character with an extensive criminal record. Now the events the movie got wrong, Carter did not stab a child molester as a juvenile, it was assault and robbery. Carter was dishonourably discharged from the army and declared unfit for service, he was not the highly decorated solider depicted here. Carter was not robbed of the middleweight crown, Joey Giardello won the fight fairly, even Carter himself admitted this. Carter's boxing career was in decline at the time of his arrest, he was not about to challenge for the title. The main detective was not the foul mouthed racist who was obsessed with getting Carter, in reality he never met Carter before the murders, he rarely swore and was a sensitive individual due to a facial wound received during WW2, he couldn't have been present at the Federal Court hearing, he died years before. The Canadians did not find new evidence, neither did anyone else and nobody tampered with their car. Carter WAS tried by an all white jury in his first trial, but the second jury had two black members. I could go on and on about what the movie got wrong but there isn't enough space, this movie butchers so many facts and ruins the reputations of people, some of whom are not around to defend themselves. As I said before it's not a bad movie to be sure, however this is not a true telling of the story, by all means watch it but don't accept of what you see as fact.

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.

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