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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…
"To protect the sheep you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf."
Training Day is considered a modern classic of sorts and I've been looking forward to seeing it for quite a while. It didn't disappoint in the slightest, in fact I liked it even more than I expected to. Ethan Hawke stars as a rookie narcotics officer on his first day of the job, who goes on a 24 hour training course with a rogue detective. I've always liked Ethan Hawke, as I think he has this natural feel to him. He doesn't have huge range or anything, but the characters he plays always feel very real. He's great here and deservedly received…
From the Trivia section of imdb:
"The quote "King Kong aint got shit on me" is a reference to 1930s King Kong"
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!
"There's nothin' free in this world man, not even arrest warrants."
While Denzel's brilliance is undeniable, Training Day is still the same tonal mess sprinkled with moments of fantastic direction throughout.
After this movie's unspeakable success, Fuqua became complacent. Slowly but surely becoming one of the most tiresome directors in Hollywood.
So I've never watched Training Day before and it's fairly unique mix of ingredients was most certainly responsible for it.
I'm not exactly a fan of Antoine Fuqua and definitely even less so of David Ayer. I like Denzel Washington but think he's neither exceptional and due to his lack of variety not very interesting either, although reliably good in the samey roles he does, and Ethan Hawke just flat out bores me.
Now Training Day sees Denzel playing somewhat against type and he's visibly having fun with it, which I liked, although he ain't no Bad Lieutenant. But that's definitely a bonus.
Funnily enough Ethan Hawke reminded me of my best mate here, what with the poor excuse for…
Training Day is a “scenes” movie. Moment after moment, cut after cut, we are given super entertaining performances and dialogue full of moral ambiguity. Sometimes it’s a bit sillier than intended (pigeon signal), and the direction is clichéd (drug-trip filter). Otherwise, this is a magnetic and fun showcase for Hawke and Washington to be manly men and make manly men speeches.
Antoine Fuqua's third film holds up incredibly well. I think I like it more now than I ever have. (I would guess this is my fifth viewing, but I haven't revisited it in several years.) It's always encouraging to have something you hold in esteem prove itself again.
There is a lot of tension in this film. Even though I remember exactly how things play out, it's very easy to get caught up in the moments. This is helped by the competent cinematography of Mauro Fiore, as well as the tight scripting of David Ayer.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I can’t seem to grasp the idea as to why this movie is loved by so many. I watched Training Day with moderately set expectations and found that it couldn’t even meet those. It fails to build suspense or even have a meaning, and the camerawork is almost always devoid of making the frame visually interesting.
So admittedly there are some merits. David Ayer does (for the most part) write a pretty solid screenplay. It does manage to be mildly entertaining during some scenes and you could tell that potentially this could have been very good in the hands of a different director. Before I go on about why I dislike this I’m going to complement the performances…
Denzel is a beast
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I love this movie, I just find it so damn re-watchable. I tend to love the gimmick of films that take place in a single day and this one is one of the best. Not sure which genre it gets tossed in because it's not got enough action to be a flat out action film but who cares because it's damn good no matter where you put it. Denzel Washington is fantastic in this and plays against type. This is Ethan Hawke's best performance in my opinion as well. I just love going on the spiraling down journey that this film takes you on every time.This may be the best work of both Antoine Fuqua and David Ayer, I wish they would work together again. Super high recommend!
It's fun, gritty, and has creates some really interesting racial takes by making the morally dubious cop at the center a black man.
One of the greatest movies of the 21st century.
Say what you want about this flick, but the way this movie builds up to the now iconic "King Kong aint got shit on me" is nothing short of greatness.
The way Denzel brings Alonzo to the screen is incredible. The way Ethan Hawke plays the nervous rookie is also great. The chemistry these two have is amazing.
i have watched this movie man time through the years and it never gets boring.
Help me out with this one guys.
I think Some Like it Hot is the one that marked me the…