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Based on 30 Reviews
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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    (Washington) raises it to the level of importance with an acting job that's one unbroken chain of intense emotion. show more

  • 88
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Epic in nearly every way, The Hurricane has the power to blow you away. show more

  • 100
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Washington blows you away. To say he gives the performance of his career is an understatement. show more

  • 100
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Washington can bank on an Oscar nomination for the most forceful work of his career. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Both the movie and Denzel Washington are knockouts. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is one of Denzel Washington's great performances, on a par with his work in "Malcolm X." show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    An expertly crafted, deeply moving film. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Milks Carter's story for maximum "inspirational" value, and at times the movie skirts dangerously close to afterschool-special territory. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    (Washington's is) an astonishing performance, partly because it's so devoid of histrionics, and it has Oscar nomination written all over it. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    Jewison's focus on the Canadians' dogged do-gooderism might have actually prevented a good movie from being a great one. show more

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