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…
"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…
From the Trivia section of imdb:
"The quote "King Kong aint got shit on me" is a reference to 1930s King Kong"
They get a lot of stuff done considering they have a nap break in the middle.
Ah, the good old days when Hollywood was still making dialogue driven action movies.
Washington is over the top in this Oscar performance role and I wouldn't want it any other way
'King Kong ain’t got shit on me!' roars Denzel Washington towards the end of this film. He's right, his crooked cop character is an absolute monster and a great villain, playing against Ethan Hawke's doe eyed, just-had-a-kid good cop.
Props to director Antoine Fuqua for flipping the buddy cop formula and crafting a tight, rollercoaster thrill ride. This is also an interesting film just to see how some of these actors, mostly in bit parts in this film, have been involved in some pretty huge TV projects since this film, I picked up on Scott Glenn (Stix in Daredevil) and Raymond Cruz (Tuco in Breaking Bad), as well as Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre (these roles kinda pulled me out…
Nota = 7,5
An awesome crime/thriller with matching performances from Hawke and Washington.
The story develops nicely as does Hawke's character.
This movie also features a line that is prominent in a well known vine.
Sure, this movie has narrative problems. It also has one of the greatest tour de force performances in the history of cinema. And that alone not only makes this film endlessly watchable but truly great.
Washington's Alonzo Harris is one of my favourite performances. With the benefit of hindsight, and I would like to compare this film to David Ayer's "Fury" later, the actor brings an unstable energy, a representation of the environment which he owns and operates within, to the part. An actor of this quality, and I look at Washington as still underrated, adds legend to what, I assume, was latent in the script. Denzel Washington Plays Los Angeles, and, whilst plenty of films show the Gangsta culture, this is a cop who mirrors that society, the way Phillip Marlowe reflected his era. What he plays is murderously, fragile-fractured, dangerously corrupt. Lumet's "Prince of the City" showed a cop so wedded to the…
Ayers loves writing about cops, dirty and heroic, and Fuqua knows how to direct movies...
Training Day was always a movie I loved 3/4th of the way in, but felt completely loses it's shit once Hoyt survives being set up on East Los.
but this time around, I wasn't so salty about the stereotypical portrayals of people of color, nor the silly fight scene between Denzel and Ethan.
I am still salty that THIS was the performance that got Denzel a statue, but damn if he didn't play the shit out of scumbag Alonzo Harris
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…