The Hurricane

The Hurricane
The Hurricane
  • R
  • 2h 25m
  • 1999
Certified Fresh83%
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Academy Award®* and Golden Globe®** winner Denzel Washington plays Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a man who, in the prime of his boxing career, finds himself wrongfully convicted of murder. Sentenced to life in prison, Carter's published memoir, The 16th Round, inspired a teenager (Vicellous Reon Shannon) from Brooklyn and three Canadian activists (Deborah Kara Unger, John Hannah, Liev Schreiber) to join forces with Carter to prove his innocence. Their extraordinary efforts ultimately secure his release, leaving "Hurricane" to sum up his 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit by simply stating, "Hate got me into this place; love got me out." Don't miss the movie Rolling Stone called, "A stirring fight for freedom! Denzel Washington at his powerful, poignant best!"

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh83%
Critics Consensus: Thanks in large part to one of Denzel Washington's most powerful on-screen performances, The Hurricane is a moving, inspirational sports drama, even if it takes few risks in telling its story.
Reviews
Time Out
Rotten

Facile and unpersuasive.

June 21, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
Peter Rainer
Rotten

The movie's dogged humorlessness, and its sixties-style cant, don't do justice to all the politica...

June 20, 2017
Globe and Mail
Liam Lacey
Fresh

A reminder that there's still a lot to be said for the good old-fashioned inspirational Hollywood...

June 17, 2017
Boston Globe
Jay Carr
Fresh

Its celebration of a spirit that refused to go down for the count is the important thing here, and...

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Denzel dazzles in biopic of imprisoned boxer.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has boxing matches, shooting in a bar, and a knife fight. There is also some strong language, including racial epithets. There is also a non-explicit potrayal of child molester, some non-sexual nudity, and social drinking.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 29, 1999
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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