Training Day ★★★½

(7/8 is "Very Good")
Entertaining and thrilling action, well performed and interesting characters, plus a rare unique twist in the climax make for a treat of a cop film. It does get a tiny but contrived as the film moves to a close, but its mostly forgivable.

As far as Denzel Washington goes, I think this is a good performance. Its slightly unfair to say that because the bar for Washington is so high that this is just slightly above average for him - for any other actor it would be a career defining performance.