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The Hurricane

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

THE HURRICANE

 

 

The Hurricane is about a real-life boxer, named Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, played by Denzel Washington.

His hard life takes its hardest turn when he is convicted of robbery and murder and is sentenced to life. He wrote a book about his story, called The Sixteenth Round, which found its way into the hands of three Canadians, after 20 years in prison.

This movie is a heavy drama that follows a legal proceeding with a verdict that gives the audience what they expect, and shows loneliness as no film has ever captured it.

Denzel Washington turns in an Oscar-caliber performance as Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a man falsely accused of crimes he did not commit.

Railroaded by the authorities and trapped within a corrupt system, he must hide within himself to survive the three consecutive life sentences thrust upon him.

Trying his best to tell his side of the story, he writes a book--later to be read by his redeemer, the young Lesra Martin.

A well-acted story of love and how it can overcome hate and injustice.

The Hurricane is a fairly accurate true story of Rubin Carter's life (with the rougher edges of his personality sanded away.

The middleweight boxer has served half of his adult life in prison after being framed in the 60s for a triple murder he did not commit.

This is a touching and haunting moral tale of survival, of how a man wills himself through the crazy ordeal of being presumed, in America, to be a criminal.

Denzel Washington, the star, is the eye of this hurricane story. He gives a full-force hurricane performance, and he should win the best actor Oscar, in my view.


Reviewed in 2000
Man on the Moon

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Magnolia

The Hurricane
Topsy-Turvy

Reviewed in 1999
The Blair Witch Project
The Iron Giant

Bowfinger
Mickey Blue Eyes
The Sixth Sense
Stir of Echoes
For Love of the Game
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
Bringing out the Dead
The Limey
Being John Malkovich
Pokemon
Toy Story 2
The World is Not Enough
The Green Mile
Bicentennial Man

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