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The Hurricane

HD   R Closed Captioning

Norman Jewison

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About the Movie

Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Denzel Washington plays Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a man who, in the prime of his boxing career, finds himself wrongfully convicted of murder. Sentenced to life in prison, Carter's published memoir, The 16th Round, inspired a teenager (Vicellous Reon Shannon) from Brooklyn and three Canadian activists (Deborah Kara Unger, John Hannah, Liev Schreiber) to join forces with Carter to prove his innocence. Their extraordinary efforts ultimately secure his release, leaving "Hurricane" to sum up his 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit by simply stating, "Hate got me into this place; love got me out." Don't miss the movie Rolling Stone called, "A stirring fight for freedom! Denzel Washington at his powerful, poignant best!"

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 113
  • Fresh: 94
  • Rotten: 19
  • Average Rating: 7.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Stirring but schmaltzy. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: This movie about the nightmare of incarceration makes you taste the meaning of freedom. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Sep 7, 2011

Fresh: The last great performance of 1999, and arguably the best of the lot as well. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Facile and unpersuasive. – Time Out, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


This is a great movie if u dont buy it ur a loser unless u dont have money but if u do u have to buy this movie it is great and it is based on a true story i feel that this is the real thing and i love it so buy the movie!!!!!!!


This movie is one of the best dramatic movies I have ever seen, me being a movie lover, this is one movie that is highly recommended and is totally worth the movie! All I have to say is BUY IT, BUY IT, BUY IT!!!!!!!

A truly sad yet inspirational movie

This movie is based on a true story.
I was driving with my dad on the way back from the gym. Suddenly on the radio I heard "hurricane" by Bob Dylan. I asked my dad about the story, and Rubin was sent to jail basicly because he was African American. When I heard this it made me very angry. How could an innocent man be sentanced to a life in jail based on the word of a criminal? When I found the movie "the hurricane" I bought it immidently. I sat through the entire movie, 21/2 hours long, with my mouth wide open. I cried when I saw the pain Rubin was going through, rasism is some kind of sick game that disscusts me deeply.
I can't give away the ending, but believe me, this is truly the best movie I have ever seen in my life. If you enjoy tales of triumph with the lowest of lows and the higest of highs, you will surly enjoy the hurricane.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1999

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