Hurricane

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  • Let's Crush The Subtle & Infamous Sting Of Racism, Racial Profiling & Hate Crimes

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Knockout performance by Denzel and the cast, evokes wide range of emotions
    Cons: History a la Hollywood, consumerist attitude

    Summary: "Hate put me in prison, but love will bust me out of it..," said Rubin "The Hurricane" Carter. This is a powerful statement from a man who had received three life terms, got convicted three times for a triple murder he did not ... read more

  • One of the greatest movies of all time.

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great acting and story
    Cons: None

    Summary: When I saw this movie I felt happy, sad, mad and outraged at the fact that this really happened. The fact that this movie was based off of a real event made this movie all the better. I would watch this movie over and over again just to see all ... read more

  • I Coulda' been a Contender!

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Spiritual depth
    Cons: Too much fluff between "moments"

    Summary: The Hurricane. A hurricane. A whirling force, fierce and terribly devistating. So goes the film by the same title. I won't go into all the detail on Denzel Washington's exceptional performance in this film - and it is beautiful as a Frazier left hook ... read more

  • A True Story worth Telling

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great story, great acting
    Cons: none

    Summary: In "The Hurricane," Denzel Washington displays what may be his most impressive role yet. The true story of Ruben "Hurricane" Carter is one that rides an emotional roller coaster, which is primarily inside the main character of Carter ... read more

  • Top This!

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: evokes wide range of emotions, great story and excellent acting and camera work
    Cons: none, liked it, liked it a lot

    Summary: I just walked in the front door of my house after watching 'The Hurricane,' and I am trying to write this review while the multitude of feelings this movie evoked are still fresh and rushing through my body like a, well, like a hurricane, for lack of a ... read more

  • A must see film

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellant acting, script and idea
    Cons: None

    Summary: This is an excellent movie. It is a serious movie.. It deals with a famous boxer "The Hurricane", who was sent to jail for a crime he did not commit. The audience immediately feels bad for Hurricane, and the issue of racial prejudice was ... read more

  • Denzel's Masterpiece

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: heartwarming
    Cons: long

    Summary: Hurricane is a black man trying to succeed in a white man's world. The harder he tries to advance the more the white man will oppress him. Denzel Washington, Hurricane, does a wonderful job expressing the heart filled emotion that the real Hurricane ... read more

  • Denzel does great as "The Hurricane"

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Denzel, great story
    Cons: maybe a little long

    Summary: I saw this movie because I've always been a fan of "Hurricane" Carter and love the song about him by Bob Dylan. Denzel does an outstanding job portraying the character of a champion boxer who battles his whole life dealing with racism. This ... read more

  • Definitely a stellar knockout!

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Uplifting, hope-filled, it restores your faith in mankind.
    Cons: The first hour dragged a little for me.

    Summary: Of course, Norman Jewison has taken some artistic license in the making of the film. Of course, in the name of of such, some of the characters in the film are actually composites, but overall The Hurricane is a story of heart, hope, love and ... read more

  • Denzel's performance, like a hurricane, will blow you away

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great acting
    Cons: slow start

    Summary: Just think, you're framed as the killer of 3 vicious murders and convicted on all 3 accounts by an all white jury. You've been in prison for nearly 17 years and all attempts for an appeal have been rejected. This is the true story of Rubin ... read more

  • A Transcendent Experience

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Denzel Washington is phenomenal.
    Cons: A tad longer than it should've been.

    Summary: "Hate put me in prison. Love’s gonna bust me out." These are the words of Rubin Carter, a world champion boxer from the 1960s who spent over twenty years in prison for a murder he did not commit. His statement speaks to the high ... read more

  • Denzel "Hurricane" Washington

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: depicts Carter's story very well
    Cons: the ending of the movie seemed sudden

    Summary: I am not so much impressed by the film, but I am impressed by Denzel Washington's portrayal of Mr. Carter. Washington captured the essence of Mr. Carter so well that he even sounded like him; I could have sworn I was watching the real man in ... read more

  • Its a HURRICANE

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great movie
    Cons: no cons

    Summary: A victim of great racial prejudice, Carter's ordeal is the kind that evokes great, fiery emotions -- anger, mostly. But The Hurricane sets out to do more than rile the viewer. Director Norman Jewison is just as interested in the events leading up to ... read more

  • Here Comes the Story of the Hurricane

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Plot
    Cons: none

    Summary: Another boxing movie.....or at least that's what I thought. Going into the movie theater I was expecting another Rocky type movie. Little did I know I would be seeing one of the best movies I've seen in a long while. The story is basically about a number ... read more

  • Denzel captures Carter wonderfully

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good acting, good story
    Cons: -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Summary: Denzel Washington does a breathtaking job of capturing the essence of Rubin Hurricane Carter in this movie. It is about Carter, his rise to boxing fame, his framing for murder, and what happens next. This is a touching, interesting, well acted film. ... read more

  • Worth the trip?

    Jan 19, 2000 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Would be able to recommend it to a friend.
    Cons: A couple of low points.

    Summary: I believe that the movie is very well put into perspective, though it was a little biased against inner-city schools. It was based on a true story, so we all know how some movies don’t quite have the attention getters they need, but The Hurricane was ... read more

  • The Hurricane: A Top Contender

    Jan 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Honest portayal of real events and personal strength.
    Cons: Honest portayal of real hate and cruelty.

    Summary: Think about this: You're tried, Convicted, and Sent to prison for LIFE for something you didn't do? How would you react? Rubin "Hurricane" Carter had this happen and he transcend it. He remained free in his soul. He handled it in ... read more

  • amazing simply amazing

    Jan 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good actors, good script, good direction
    Cons: the cost of movies these days

    Summary: okay when i went to the theatre i couldn't even remember what this movie was about but then the movie started and immediately i remembered that i had wanted to see this movie, well i must say that i am not one to get scared during a horror ... read more

  • Doesn't quite have the KO punch

    Jan 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Denzel's acting, moving story
    Cons: Shallow supporting cast development, some dialogues could use some polish

    Summary: I've always been a fan of Denzel Washington, because I think of him as an actor who doesn't just make movies so that he can get his money. His movies usually have some meaning behind them, and they're usually power-packed dramas. The Hurricane is not ... read more

  • A Knockout

    Jan 19, 2000 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Great acting and moving story
    Cons: Completely unobjective at is told entirely through the hero's perspective.

    Summary: If the Academy does not give Denzel Washington the award this year, than they are as racist as the people depicted in this movie. This was by far the best performance of the entire year. Unlike Jim Carrey's impersonation of Andy Kaufman in this year's ... read more

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