flawed - 5/10
Washington's performance as Rubin Carter is truly excellent, but I still
can't recommend this film. Several flaws at the screenplay level are
salient. The dialogue is dippy; at one point we're even subjected to that
hackneyed power-of-books-to-change-the-world garbage - give me a break.
biggest problem with the screenplay, though, is the shallowness of many of
the key supporting characters. The three Canadians taking care of Lesra
(his family situation, BTW, should have either been excluded completely or
treated with some real depth what we are given is rather half-baked and
unsatisfying) are wholly indistinguishable and the racist sheriff is a
cartoon. There are also several moments of extreme melodrama, including an
early scene where the young Carter is dangled over a waterfall by a child
molester. I didn't mind that the film was factually inaccurate, but two
other things about The Hurricane heretofore unmentioned in this forum
annoyed me. First: Bob Dylan's song Hurricane, admittedly not a bad tune
all, must have played at least four times in full during the course of the
movie, much to my disgruntlement by the time the credits came and I had to
hear it again. Two: that the boxing photography was done in black and
and the rest of the picture shot in color seemed to me only a low attempt
the filmmakers to mimic the look, in the boxing scenes, of Martin Scorsese'
Raging Bull, a far greater film than this one..
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the debators and another movie of the same actor.
Inaccurate at best, delusional and disrespectful at worst
If this movie was about a fictional character, the movie could stand on
its own and be judged objectively. Unfortunately for the viewer, the
movie is based on "facts" that are shaded very unfairly toward Ruben
Carter. Many of the smaller facts were disregarded (Carter was NOT
number one contender at the time of the murders, there is no proof at
all that he saved a friend from a child molester in his youth), but
some of the larger facts, like apparently being robbed of a decision to
Joey Giardello because of "racist" judges, is inexcusable to those of
us who have seen the fight on tape, and completely disrespectful to
Giardello. Why Hollywood feels the need to make a hero out of someone
who, at best, was in trouble and around trouble much more than any
normal person should be (was arrested multiple times for beating women)
is strange to me. Ruben Carter was never, by viewing his actions in the
60's and even now, when he refuses to speak to his son, a person that
people can look up to. Everyone knows that Jewison can direct, and
Washington can act, but why they chose this story as their vehicle is
beyond me. Is Hollywood so much in need of a black hero that they need
to bend the truth in all of their bio pics to make them believable?
(Heres a suggestion How about Denzel playing a movie about himself? Now
thats inspirational) Based on all of the inaccuracies in the movie, I
would suggest passing on this one..