The Hurricane (2000)
RJG Rating- 90
The true story about an upcoming boxer imprisoned unfairly.
Starring- Denzel Washington
Director- Norman Jewison
Denzel Washington always brings his best ,and in Hurricane he doesnt disappoint.His acting is excellent ,and he really absorbs the role thus manages to give it a high sense of realism.The supporting cast though under the shadow of Denzel manage to give a decent performance.
The story is based on the life of Rubin Carter,an upcoming boxing champion ,who was given 3 life sentences for the murder of 3 people.The story is motivational and Denzel's performance makes it even more solid.It keeps you engaged and hooked on from the very start itself.But the movie has been criticized for its inaccuracy.Hurricane is not entirely a sports movie ,but of a boxer whose career was cut short due to racism.
Direction by Norman is good.He holds an even pace for the movie ,and even at around 150minutes ,Hurricane never seems too long or stretched.By selecting Denzel ,he manages to tell quite a tale with Hurricane ,and captures the struggles Rubin had to go through due to racism.
Overall ,its a movie worth watching ,especially for Denzel's excellent acting.
Oscar Nominations -1
Best Actor- Denzel Washington