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.
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…
"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…
The universe of Training Day exists only in the reel and pulp-fiction where the fatal good-cop-bad-cop routine materializes a fantastic story that possibly can't take place in just one day. Although, I still enjoyed it thanks to the Washington-Hawke chemistry who played their roles with such confidence and zeal that I was immensely entertained. It's like sitting in a sweaty uncomfortable boxing stadium but you don't mind that as long as the match entertains you a lot, right?
So much has been said about Washington's flawless multi-faceted performance that it's becoming a cliche. But I'll say it: hot damn, wasn't he so good!! Even in serious moments, I found myself smiling and getting excited whilst witnessing how easily…
"My nigga." - Alonso
That is all.
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.
As dumb as any of Ayer’s other movies, but here the cartoonish representation of masculinity in crisis feeds into a correspondingly goofy pulp structure, in which real fears about corruption and the collective mishandling of responsibility are twisted into a fever dream procession of criminal specters. Hawke’s character, like so many other cinematic rookies, is forced to confront the horrors wrought by an organization that’s shored up its power via the consistent abuse of force, its dirty dealings acting as side compensation for self-declared affecting their twisted version of heroism within a broken system. This might all still be monumentally cheesy were these fears not collected in the menacing, monstrous Denzel character, with his hobby kit of drugs and guns and ill-gotten cash, satanically demonstrating the pernicious charms of evil.
“You wanna go to jail or you wanna go home?”
There’s a number of great crime films set in Los Angeles. But when I think of what the grittiest and nastiest one might be, I think of Training Day by Antoine Fuqua from back in 2001.
Starring Denzel Washington as LAPD Detective Alonzo Harris and Ethan Hawke as Officer Jake Hoyt.
Hoyt wants to join Harris’ elite narcotics unit, which will be a fast track to rising through the ranks of the LAPD. So Harris arranges one test for Hoyt. A training day where Harris drives Hoyt around the city as his partner as he goes about his various investigations both professional and personal.
Most of the movie is just…
The reasons I avoided Training Day for so long are probably the same reasons I had never seen Alien: I felt like I already knew too much about it. I really shouldn't have. Denzel kills it, and Ethan Hawke, while playing the same character he played throughout the 90's, acquits himself admirably.
Really cool cop thriller movie starring Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington. The tone is dark and gritty and it really delivers. Denzel Washington is truly scary as a psycho narcotics police detective supervisor who is out of his mind.
This was a first watch for me and I liked it overall, but there are some stuff they do within the story that are a bit over the top. The movie was built up and hyped for me for years and overall it delivered which is why I'm giving it a strong four star rating.
Seemed like the intensity of the performances injected more intensity into the film than what the director provided. For whatever reason, it worked for this movie.
Einfach gut. Und man weiß, warum Raymond Cruz für "Tuco" in Breaking Bad gecastet wurde.
"My nigga." - Alonso
That is all.
Pretty good. Denzel covers some good range here, maybe a little toooooo schizo/flip-floppy. Always switching, probing, testing. I was a bit impatient with it after a while. Surprised how well Hawke carried his chunk of the movie.
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