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.
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.
"King Kong ain't got shit on me!" - Alonzo Harris
At the centre of Training Day lies a mythical dragon. Amidst the grit and (supposed-) realism strides Denzel Washington in a rip-snorting work as the monstrous Detective Alonzo Harris; a dirty cop with many dirty fingers in many even dirtier pies. This performance of such dick-swinging confidence is so good that the film can't quite keep up with it, despite its best efforts to maintain a close proximity with it.
David Ayer's screenplay provides rich pickings for both established actors and stunt casting alike, with Washington and Ethan Hawke getting ample material to flex their acting chops with. The two leads are by far and away the best, with most…
You could cast my 5'0" Greek grandpa in Denzel's role here and the movie wouldn't be that much different.
Sempre affascinante l'anima nera della polizia sempre più vicina alla criminalità che alla giustizia che conosciamo, ma la giustizia c'è...anche nella strada. Ricorda un po' The Shield, ma questo è molto più concentrato più brutale. I personaggi sono un po' tipici, ma non importa...quello che vuole trasmettere il film con il suo cinismo e freddezza è la realtà dei bassifondi, della giungla. E questo lo fa e anche molto molto bene grazie anche ad inquadrature e scene da pelle d'oca.
Full of grit, and this film had me on the edge of my seat. I can see why Denzel Washington won Best Actor in 2001, his portrayal was golden. Ethan Hawke was a great secondary character and was in essence the viewer, ignorant to a dark way of upholding the law and holding onto a moral code, which he is nearly forced to fully abandon. Overall I really enjoyed this film.
When I was 16, Training Day was one of my favourite films and it still is Antoine Fuqua's best film by far. Denzel's performance is explosive and the story feels intriguing even after multiple viewings. After the slight disappointment at Southpaw rewatching this one was a pleasant task indeed.
Although it was directed by a very good man (also the director of 'Brooklyns ' finest) this movie didn't convinced me - i think also that Denzel Washington cannot play a bad guy!
Good action but the plot could be better.
After getting disappointed by Fuqua's latest venture 'Southpaw', I decided to give his filmography a try. I started out with this one, which stars Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington. Needless to say, I enjoyed it thoroughly. Yes, David Ayer's writing is crisp and the characters are well rounded. The film somehow reminded me of 'Collateral', which came a few years later.
Such a dark film with two leads giving very outstanding performances (at times I loved Hawke a little more than Washington's Oscar winning role).
'To protect the sheep you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wild to catch a wolf.'
Training Day has the feel of being two films in one. On the one hand it is an intense, character-driven drama about police ethics and standing by your own values. And then it changes gear, and turns into a standard action film, not undoing all the good work that went before, but really upsetting our expectation of what was to come. In Denzel Washington’s Alonzo Harris, cinema has a villain for the ages (particularly at a time when the corruption of the police is a prevalent issue), but it is a shame that Training Day itself isn't nearly as powerful.
"It's not what you know, it's what you can prove". - Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris.
Gritty, raw, darkly funny, violent, and realistic. 'Training Day' is amazing!
The acting is exceptional. Denzel Washington in his Oscar-winning role as Alonzo is brilliant, in a truly natural and dark performance, and stands out so much with his fierce portray. Ethan Hawke is terrific in his Oscar-nominated/best performance, as Jake, who just wants to take down the drug underworld, and do his job. Also, the rest of the ensemble cast is great.
The writing by David Ayer is some of the most compelling I have seen in a while. The dialogue is so smart and real, it is hard not to be glued…
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