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At the Movies:
One of Denzel Washington's great performances, on a par with his work in Malcolm X.
Paul Clinton (CNN.com),
Jewison has delivered another excellent film.
Features Denzel Washington's toweringly triumphant performance as Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter.
Globe and Mail:
A reminder that there's still a lot to be said for the good old-fashioned inspirational Hollywood movie.
New York Magazine/Vulture:
The movie's dogged humorlessness, and its sixties-style cant, don't do justice to all the political crosscurrents in this story.
The Hurricane delivers a mighty emotional load, most of it borne on the broad shoulders of a great actor hitting his prime.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Give director Norman Jewison credit for two things: 1) He made the movie; 2) He let Washington run away with it.
Washington elevates the earnest, occasionally simplistic narrative to the level of a genuinely touching moral expose.