100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Both the movie and Denzel Washington are knockouts.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Washington blows you away. To say he gives the performance of his career is an understatement.
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100

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Washington can bank on an Oscar nomination for the most forceful work of his career.
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88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
An expertly crafted, deeply moving film.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is one of Denzel Washington's great performances, on a par with his work in "Malcolm X."
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88

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Epic in nearly every way, The Hurricane has the power to blow you away.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Washington immerses himself, even more than he did in "Malcolm X," in a stare of unforgiving outrage.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Milks Carter's story for maximum "inspirational" value, and at times the movie skirts dangerously close to afterschool-special territory.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
(Washington's is) an astonishing performance, partly because it's so devoid of histrionics, and it has Oscar nomination written all over it.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
(Washington) raises it to the level of importance with an acting job that's one unbroken chain of intense emotion.
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74 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.