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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.
when I was 15, I thought that having a tattoo all over my ribs that reads "death is certain, life is not" would be the greatest and the most meaningful thing ever. Now imagine my surprise, when I watched this film for the first time.
Now i'm a fucking narc.
I don’t know how Ethan Hawke could ever be nominated for best supporting actor at the Oscars, seeing as he was a clear lead, but I won’t argue that he didn’t deserve any nomination as his performance of a rookie cop who wants to make it as a detective was nothing short of superb. This may perhaps go a bit unnoticed, because of the performance that is set by his colleague Denzel Washington. I never considered him much of a talented actor, but Alonzo proved to be one of the best bad cop personification I have seen on television. And with this praise out of the way it’s time to shift over to highlighting the dullness of the story in…
Finally I got 2 hours of free time to watch a movie. It has been four day since I watched anything. So I started surfing in my collection and found this one in a corner part.
This is my first time watching this movie. I knew Denzel won Academy Award for his performance but I still wasn't able to watch it.
The movie is about Hoyt who has just been assigned in Narcotics Dept. and is being sent to Alonzo for his Training Day. Hoyt is a honest cop who wants to do something for his society by cleaning the streets by drugs. He his happy to that he is going to be trained by Alonzo who is famous for…
One of the best movies ever!
This was a very disterbing film actually...
By disturbing I mean the realism of people and of the police force.
Dirty cops, crooked people.
Let's start with Denzel Washington.
One of the most powerful proformances I have ever seen! Menacing, tough, thug, smart, and just a bad ass in general.
Ethan Hawk on the other hand gave an equally outstanding proformance.
More of the good side of life. Unlike Alonso, he wants justice and to play by the rules. Smart, Loyal, good cop, and scared. He did a really great job in the very intense scenes!
Most of all...the washroom scene!
Definatly on my list for most intense and best scenes ever!
A solid police drama, nothing more, nothing less. "Training Day" makes up for its weak plot and overlong runtime thanks to the strong performances from Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, solid direction from Antoine Fuqua, and its strong entertainment value.
From the Trivia section of imdb:
"The quote "King Kong aint got shit on me" is a reference to 1930s King Kong"
Great film, Denzel Washington steals every scene. Only complaint is that Ethan Hawke's face is so nondescript I can't actually being him to mind.
Dirty cop could not be better personified by one Denzel Washington though you wondered if that Academy Awards he earned for this particular role was an overdue compensation or his role of the unscrupulous Detective Alonzo Harris really ruffled the feathers of many, myself included.
At the other end of the tandem, was that the novice LAPD officer Jake Hoyt, portrayed by Ethan Hawke, definitely was a protagonist you wanted to root for, as he was left swimming with the sharks and was legitimately vexed by the choices he was put up with through out his training tourney with Alonzo, especially when it was easier to go with the flow.
This of course made the ending a bit more satisfying.…
This movie proves that Denzel can play every type of character. I had to do a double take several times throughout the movie because I couldn't believe that I thought wrong the entire time. The final scenes in this film were some of my favorite film moments of all time, and Denzel's character's rage speech is unforgettable. If you're in for some good fun and thrill, check it out.
I could watch this movie anytime. Two great performances and quick pacing make this a new tough-guy classic. The ending goes off the rails and dips into cartoony absurdity, but it doesn't ruin the greatness that comes before.
"Aww, you motherfuckers. Okay. Alright. I'm putting cases on all you bitches. Huh. You think you can do this shit... Jake. You think you can do this to me? You motherfuckers will be playing basketball in Pelican Bay when I get finished with you. SHU program, nigga. 23 hour lockdown. I'm the man up in this piece. You'll never see the light of... who the fuck do you think you're fucking with? I'm the police, I run shit around here. You just live here. Yeah, that's right, you better walk away. Go on and walk away... 'cause I'm gonna' burn this motherfucker down. King Kong ain't got shit on me. That's right, that's right. Shit, I don't, fuck. I'm winning anyway, I'm winning... I'm winning any motherfucking way. I can't lose. Yeah, you can shoot me, but you can't kill me."
Well this is definitely not the movie to watch if you dream of becoming a police officer that's for sure.
A very good cop drama, but I can't say that I was really wow-ed by it. Denzel's great, though - as he always is.
Why have I only just watched this?!
King Kong ain't got SHIT on me!
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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