Norman Jewison's The Hurricane is a pulse pounding drama about middle weight boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter who was wrongly imprisoned for a murder he did not commit. Denzel Washington stars in the lead role, and he gives a stunning performance, and it ranks among his strongest o...
In 1966, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was a top-ranked middleweight boxer whom many fight fans expected to become world champion. When three people were shot to death in a bar in Paterson, New Jersey, Car... read more
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release Date: December 29, 1999
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2000
Stats: 2,131 reviews
Flixster Reviews (2,131)
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September 19, 2011
"While this picture is based upon a true story, some characters have been composited or invented, and a number of incidents fictionalized."
Now that's the disclaimer at the very outset of the movie. So take your pick for who's to be blamed for those having problems with fiction...
March 24, 2011fb733768972
The Hurricane is one of the most influential movies I have ever seen. The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter lives in all of those who watch this film, giving them a sense of belief to never give up on your dreams or whatever the truth may be. Denzel Washington represents a pictur...
February 25, 2011
The Hurricane is a solid film, and could have benefited from a three hour run time. There are so many aspects to this story and so much ground to cover that I think director Norman Jewison might have slightly edited himself out of an Oscar. That's not to say that this isn't a wel...
August 8, 2010
"His greatest fight was for justice."
The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
July 2, 2010fb619846742
An uplifting, competently made true story of a ferocious boxer wrongly imprisoned by a crooked police force in the mid 1960's. While the movie does have a couple problems (such as the rest of the acting cast not coming close to matching Denzel's level, as well as some cheesy dial...
December 21, 2009
Really enjoyable dramatic piece.
September 7, 2009
This is a great movie. Denzel Washington captures all of the different stages of Rubin Carter's journey through the whole ordeal.
August 5, 2009
Long-winded and kind of slow at times, but also very gripping and powerful. The story of Ruben Carter, and the injustice that he became the victim of, is one that touches as much as it upsets. It's scary how easily someone can be wrongfully accused, simply due to the color of the...
October 12, 2008
Excellent spellbounding movie! Just a greatly formed and real life film. In June 1966, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was a strong contender for the middleweight boxing title. When three people were murdered in a New Jersey bar, Carter's dreams were destroyed. Driving home from a nearb...
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