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
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.
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.