Training Day

Training Day

DVD - 2002
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Jake Hoyt, a fresh-faced rookie in the Los Angeles Police Department, gets a chance to join the elite narcotics squad headed up by 13-year veteran Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris. Jake is to prove himself during a one-day ride-along. As the day wears on, it becomes increasingly clear that Detective Harris has blurred the line between right and wrong to an alarming degree, enforcing his own code of ethics and street justice. Eventually, Hoyt begins to suspect that he is, rather than having the opportunity to join the squad, being set up to take the fall.

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nordicleather
Dec 04, 2017

This movie was too choppy & hard to follow. Some very angry wanna be alpha males, Too much testosterone for me.

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akirakato
Jul 29, 2016

This is a 2001 American crime thriller directed by Antoine Fuqua.
The story follows two LAPD narcotics officers over a 24-hour period in the gang-ridden neighborhoods of the LAPD Rampart Division and South Central Los Angeles.
Detective Alonzo Harris played by Denzel Washington is a corrupted officer you would love to hate.
This is a rare opportunity for Denzel to take a bad-man role.
Although Denzel plays this bad officer superbly, there is nothing much in the film except for police corruption.

77desiree Sep 01, 2015

seen better

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BabyHeath
May 05, 2014

This Is My #1 Fave..... One I Can Watch At Least Once A Week....... Seriously (If Bored Though)

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2101kol
Aug 20, 2013

This is not as good as "The Departed."

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theojays
Aug 17, 2013

Training Day is not a really very happy film. this film portrays two los angeles policeman in the darkest part of that city. denzil washington portrays what my ex-wife in amsterdam holland would call pure 'kitsche'...with some naughtyness that the dutch call 'niet zo goed'.behavior. denzil's policeman partner is the handsome ethan hawke, young, dumb, who is taken for a ride by denzil, this is a scary film. denzil is really sent by god to deliver us this performance. ethan hawke from the film 'reality bites' shows us this country that was usa, is still home to 'us'..rent this movie

IClare Aug 10, 2013

Wow. Denzel plays the crooked and ruthless Alonzo Harris very well. So well I was rooting for Hoyt to get him in the end. The movie held my attention, and kept me wondering what was gonna happen next. A lot of what Harris says to Hoyt, about what detectives have to do to make it on the streets and get the felony convictions, is probably true, however wrong it may be. I guess it becomes a question of how far do they go.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

This film is not a Lethal Weapon-style buddy cop film. It's far more than a good cop/bad cop film. It's a dark and slowly paced drama built on tensions between two extreme moral values and the vastness of the spectrum between them. It exposes layers of cop corruption that isn't ignored, but is rarely explored like this film does. However, being told about this film from others, I expected incredible levels of suspense, action, and just a different mood and tone in general. Either my expectations were far too high or this film is decent and somewhat original but not exceptional. Either way, I'd recommend it to those who like a good villain -- someone you love to hate.

aaa5756 Jul 02, 2012

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

Green_Bird_203 May 31, 2012

Yes, Ethan Hawke(Dead Poet Sociery) does a spectacular job. When he took a lead in the later half way through, the movie got really excited. I found his acting very sincere, deeper and appealing. I don't know why Ethan's role was regarded as "supporting" and Denzel as "leading". Denzel's performance was not bad, however, superficial and predictable, and does not deserve Oscar for Best Actor.

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bdls206
Apr 13, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Apr 13, 2011

Coarse Language: The word f**k is used 211 times.

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Apr 13, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Apr 13, 2011

Alonzo Harris: It's not what you know, it's what you can prove.

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bdls206
Apr 13, 2011

Alonzo Harris: To protect the sheep you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf.

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Apr 13, 2011

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bdls206
Apr 13, 2011

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.

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