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Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37

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  1. Jul 6, 2014
    Overall, this one is a very good film featuring a stellar performance from Denzel Washington, as expected. This one is an interesting mix of genres, all of which are used very well. In addition, the film is just very inspirational. At times, it can teeter to being a bit too cheesy, but the most part, everything here is clicking. This one is very moving at times and Washington does a great job playing the sympathetic character and really makes you feel horrible for the situation he found himself in. Now, the film does not appear to be an overly accurate portrayal of facts, but as it is a film, that is too be expected. The only thing that really stuck out that bothered me was there were some things that were odd, namely connections between events that were never made. There are not many of these, but they are crucial enough to be worth mentioning. In spite of that, however, The Hurricane is a very well made and brilliantly acted film that will undoubtedly move you. Expand
  2. Mar 25, 2013
    I have no idea whether The Hurricane was guilty or not (in real life the story was different than presented in the movie), but Mr. Denzel made his "character" in the movie lively and sympathetic with his outstanding performance. Overall the story is good and rather staightforward, driven by Mr. Denzel Washington's powerful performance. Worth a look.
  3. Oct 26, 2010
    i love films based on true storys and this is a great and inspiring film . a story of a boxer the hurricane played by denzel washington who does a fantastic job as usual portaying this charicter . its about racisism and a fram up of his charicter committing a robbery and murder and getting wrongfully imprisoned and him writing a book from prison that a young kid who is trying to find his way through life picks up and inspires him to try and do some thing to help washingtons charicter prove his innocense . the movie is paced well and story wonderfully told . Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 75
    Milks Carter's story for maximum "inspirational" value, and at times the movie skirts dangerously close to afterschool-special territory.
  2. Jewison handles this rich tapestry of non-linear scenes with the skill of the old pro he is, and carefully modulates the drama to create the maximum emotional impact.
  3. 88
    Epic in nearly every way, The Hurricane has the power to blow you away.