The Hurricane Reviews

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December 24, 2010
Denzel dazzles in biopic of imprisoned boxer.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Facile and unpersuasive.
August 7, 2004
The movie's dogged humorlessness, and its sixties-style cant, don't do justice to all the political crosscurrents in this story.
April 25, 2003
A reminder that there's still a lot to be said for the good old-fashioned inspirational Hollywood movie.
December 2, 2002
The drama is hung on a vendetta between a flawed-but-honourable man and a doggedly bad cop. Yes, it's Valjean and Javert, together again.
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.
January 1, 2000
A thoughtful and even inspiring film.
January 1, 2000
Rubin Carter can't be the saint Jewison would have us believe, but only the very ungenerous will find grounds for complaint.
January 1, 2000
Denzel Washington delivers a mesmerizing, volatile performance.
January 1, 2000
Washington elevates the earnest, occasionally simplistic narrative to the level of a genuinely touching moral expose.
January 1, 2000
Its celebration of a spirit that refused to go down for the count is the important thing here, and Washington gets it shiningly right.
January 1, 2000
A pleasurable experience.
January 1, 2000
The story never radiates much beyond the corruption of Carter's lifelong enemy, Paterson detective Vincent Della Pesca.
January 1, 2000
It's a measure of Washington's strengths that he swims while the film sinks.
January 1, 2000
You can always tell where The Hurricane is leading you. But the trip is strong and stirring.
January 1, 2000
First-class film material.
January 1, 2000
Jewison directs with a dispiriting brew of Hollywood schmaltz and deadly righteousness.
January 1, 2000
This movie about the nightmare of incarceration makes you taste the meaning of freedom.
January 1, 2000
The last great performance of 1999, and arguably the best of the lot as well.
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