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I May Destroy You
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Denzel Washington plays Rubin ‘The Hurricane' Carter, a professional boxer who, because of racial prejudice of a cop, was arrested and convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. This tells the true story of his and the people who decided to look into his conviction after reading his memoirs.
Directed by Norman Jewison, this is a pretty great film and story. Washington was fantastic in the role and was deservedly nominated for an Oscar for his performance.
Slow, tiresome, and predictable, but perhaps heart-warming enough for some.
One of Washington's greatest performances and that's saying a lot..
It is really powerful, beautifully acted and well made.
Denzel Washington plays Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, whom was a successful boxer back in the day but because of the massive discrimination against blacks in 1966 he was falsely accused of committing murder and thrown away in prison for over 30 years without so much as a fair trial
flash to 1973 he still has hope of getting out; hate is what locked him up love is what will set him free
during his incarceration he has also written an autobiography called the 16th Round detailing what actually happened
during his imprisonment he chooses to not live by society's rules so he can find some semblance of sanity and stability, turning his body into a weapon would be his best defense against the hate and the inhumane nature of the world
mentors Liev Schrieber and John Hannah aid a small boy Lesra wanting to go to college to read who believe in him, they even want to assist in getting him exonerated as soon as possible
all of it becomes an on-going fight against the racist establishment of unjust law
a lot of this stems from the prejudice of Detective Della Pesca who's had it in for Rubin since he was a small boy and time and time again he's abused his power making Rubin's life less than joyful
Rubin works with these newcomers to help get the justice he deserves breaking down each piece of the puzzle, it's still a huge risk having him retried even taking his case to federal court
not all judges are racist but not all blacks are criminals, a racially charged atmosphere can affect everything, crimes can be committed against the innocent, the corruption can be found even in the justice department
this is a very lengthy movie but it is still one of Denzel Washington's best-acted
a very different kind of sports drama I gotta say
Simply Amazing. A must see.
The best inspiring sports movie ever made!
As good as the song (good, not great), just longer.
one of my all-time favorite movies that are inspired by true story. this movie really does restore faith in humanity
One of my favorite movies of all time