Friday, December 29, 2006

The Hurricane

When I started my Oscar project, one film that escaped me was The Hurricane. I didn't get the magic of Denzel Washington, so I didn't care much about missing the film. With the release of Rocky Balboa, lists of great boxing films have been popping up. The Hurricane is usually mentioned. As a result, I sat down with Denzel, and I finally get him as an actor. In this film he is powerful, understated and rocks the acting in the character of Rubin Carter. Good boxing sequences, but he is credible and intense in the prison scenes as well. A performance I really enjoyed.

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