The Hurricane Reviews

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December 24, 2010
Denzel dazzles in biopic of imprisoned boxer.
August 7, 2008
The film, directed by Norman Jewison, feels a bit too simple for such a complex story, but Washington transcends the problems to provide his best acting since Malcolm X.
August 5, 2008
There's no denying it's powerful stuff, which, for want of a better phrase, really packs a punch.
April 9, 2005
There is a talented supporting cast, but they are not given much opportunity to break out of the two-dimensional symbolism they are cloaked with in the script by Armyan Bernstein and Dan Gordon.
May 20, 2003
The film has genuine impact, and I'm betting that leading and supporting Oscar nominations will follow.
April 25, 2003
A reminder that there's still a lot to be said for the good old-fashioned inspirational Hollywood movie.
February 8, 2003
A thoughtful, moving story, and a triumph for Jewison, Washington, and Carter himself.
November 22, 2002
A great showcase for the actor's skills.
October 21, 2002
Some stories are so good that even a Hollywood screenwriter can't ruin them. The Hurricane is one of them.
October 15, 2002
As the center of the drama, Mr. Washington more than fills the screen; he very nearly sets it on fire.
August 2, 2002
June 18, 2002
Give director Norman Jewison credit for two things: 1) He made the movie; 2) He let Washington run away with it.
March 8, 2002
a glowing depiction of the resilience of humanity that extends beyond skin color or political affirmation.
March 5, 2002
A mesmerizing drama about the potent force of small incremental doses of hope.
January 9, 2002
In the end, the movie's unabashed emotion makes it stick in the memory.
December 10, 2001
An astonishing true story about injustice on a grand scale ... and trust on a small one. Yet the film itself never quite rises above a standard movie bio.
April 1, 2001
A story which needed to be told.
February 27, 2001
A well-intentioned true story of hope and justice that is well-acted enough to overcome its weaknesses.
January 1, 2001
Jewison shows a disciplined approach to moviemaking that many directors would be well-advised to follow.
January 1, 2000
The film wants to be about the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, and Washington almost pulls that off by himself.
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