Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The only thing more dangerous than the line being crossed, is the cop who will cross it.
On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Denzel as badass????
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Two great performances from Denzel Washington and surprisingly Ethan Hawke. I didn't find the plot of the film all that intriguing, however the dialogue was quite snappy in places and mainly the forefront of interest for my view of this film.
This could of easily been a tepid cop drama but it wasn't and I enjoyed it.
Training Day is an entertaining and cracking good cop drama, but the violence and the acting performances are the only ingredients giving this predictable story some spice. The whole premise is whether or not Jake Hoyt's (Ethan Hawke) trainer Detective Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington) can be trusted. This goes on for a while before a bloody twist in the story that can be seen miles away pops up, and then the movie just sort of ends.
To Antoine Fuqua's credit, Training Day is intelligently filmed and David Ayer's script is a whole lost more interesting than the insipid Fast and the Furious. On the other hand, this is a film you can visit once and never feel the need to visit again.
If I didn't know any better I would have thought this was written by a really bored Quentin Tarantino. In fact, this film would have been a much better movie if Tarantino did write it. And direct it. Sure, it would have had all of QT's signature bullshit, but at least it would have been supes violent and entertaining. As it stands now, TRAINING DAY is a decent but wholly underwhelming cop drama.
"The only thing more dangerous than the line being crossed is the cop who will cross it."
My biggest beef with this movie is that it never crosses the line. It doesn't go down the dark path that Denzel Washington's crooked cop goes down. The violence is…
This movie is so badass I almost had to turn it off. Denzel is the man!! I love that he's unbelievably badass yet kind off a little bitch at the same time. I really forgot just how awesome this film is. Ethan Hawke's really good also.
"Are you a sheep or a wolf, Jake?"
Denzel's finest performance since Glory. A thrilling crime action drama and one of 2001 finest for me.
Having seen some more recent films by Ayer and Fuqua, I sincerely have no idea how these two created one of the most intensely riveting thrillers I've seen in a long time. Then you add in Denzel's brilliant performance, authentic locations, and Fiore's cinematography and you have a perfect storm here. The cameos are distracting, however.
A tense portrayal of the undercover police crime syndicate in los angeles. Denzel shines as usual and ethan Hawk holds his own in a tough role. Some of the scenes most notably the bathtub scene and the final showdown in the culdesac are really spectacular and you really get the sense that anything could have happened. A movie that keeps you on the edge and really never gives itself away.
This is a terrific movie. I do not have a ton to say about it other than I love just about everything about it and have no real complaints, so this will be brief. I watched it again recently with my wife. She had never seen it before, and she loved it, too.
This is my favorite Denzel Washington performance. He is smart and sneaky. He's ruthless, selfish, and manipulative. He is also fascinating to watch, and despite his despicable actions, some of the things he speaks about do make sense. Denzel's performance makes this movie. It comes as no surprise that he won an Academy Award for his job here. It's pitch perfect.
The other actors are also great,…
Looks dated and like it was made on the cheap - there are some scenes towards the end are out of focus!?
But the two lead performances still hold up very well.
Denzel as badass????
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Some plot holes (literally) and infrequent, yet noticeable shifts in perspective don't hold down a gripping cautionary tale of vigilantism and crime in Los Angeles.
It also gives me two of my favorite things in movies: rappers playing criminals ("Hm… This is sort of racist typecasting, yet… I'm convinced.") and rappers playing cops ("Hm…. I see what they're doing here with this casting… And it's awfully cute.")
My African (predominantly African-American) brethren with whom I share a common interest
One of the best
Tightly scripted, well acted, and the best directing Fuqua's ever done. One of the best crime films ever.
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- Christiane F.
My six hundred favorite films (1940-2014).
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…