Training Day

Thread: Training Day

  1. xdam's Avatar

    xdam said:

    Default Training Day

    Review: Denzel Washington plays the ultra cool, but ultra twisted Detective Alonzo Harris as he trains Officer Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) to join his team of elite undercover cops in the hood. The setting was LA the cast was brilliant including roles played by Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Macy Gray.

    The plot focused on Officer Jake Hoyts first day as an undercover cop, if he impressed Alonzo he was on the squad, if not he went back to writing parking tickets. I don't want to give too much away because this is a very good script written with plenty of twists, lets just say the last words Alonzo says before the movies ends is 'What a day, what a motherf-cking day' and I believe that summed it all up perfectly for me.

    This is something you should definitely go out and get, without a doubt.

    Rating: 9/10
    Genre: Drama
    Last edited by Mule; 31st January 2007 at 05:14 PM.
  2. bobbydavro's Avatar

    bobbydavro said:


    I was suprised by this movie, I do not normally go in for this kind of thing but it had an original and interesting slant on the typical cop movie.

    However Washingtons preformance IMO was very over rated and I find him to be at times very over dramatic and as such comes across as very false. While certainly not a bad performance I do not feel it was Oscar worthy. Ethan Hawke was as solid as he always is.

    Certainly an above average film which is made in part by the excellent script. I wouldn't rate it as high as xdam.....but..

  3. DEC2K's Avatar

    DEC2K said:


    good film to stay in & watch if u got time to spare good show 7/10
  4. gunner's Avatar

    gunner said:


    I really enjoyed this film, Denzil Washington was really good as a bad guy. And there is alot of action to take in, it should keep most people entertained!
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  5. BONE's Avatar

    BONE said:


    I ain't seen it yet, but what was Dr.Dre & Snoop Dogg like in it any good??? Cheers
  6. sano's Avatar

    sano said:


    ii enjoyed it id give it 7/10
  7. Rub1's Avatar

    Rub1 said:


    Speaking of Snoop Dogg.. Seen 'Wrecking Crew' ? That must be THE most crappy movie ever. Don't get me wrong, I like Snoop Dogg, and Rap music aswell.. But that movie has no plot at all *sigh* For those of you who have seen it, you know what I'm talking about, eh ?
  8. BONE's Avatar

    BONE said:


    The wash is coming out on Video aswell & they only gave it 1/10 in the review i read. I ain't seen it yet, but I got the album & that's good... Snoop is directing porno movies now aswell, he just won an award lol...
  9. The Colonel's Avatar

    The Colonel said:


    I thought it was pretty good since the script was written by a posh white guy!!!!

    I mean no affence, its just that most of it was slang and on the dvd's special features, hes wearing a suit, he doesnt look like the kinda guy to write something like that!!!

  10. God is a DJ's Avatar

    God is a DJ said:


    excellent film, denzel on top form in a role that u cant really imagine anyone else playing.

    i think the quote "im the police, i run shit here" says it all


  11. mladen's Avatar

    mladen said:


    Just watched this, good stuff but nothing too special...although cop/gangbustin films always go down well with me

  12. Gavin M's Avatar

    Gavin M said:


    good film IMO
  13. cbenn's Avatar

    cbenn said:


    Just got to see this movie. Not great, the best I can say is..
    ' worth watching 6/10 '
  14. Praetorius's Avatar

    Praetorius said:


    Recommended. Denzel Washington was ****ing scary in this one. I'm so used to him playing the good guys, I didn't think he had it in him!
  15. fusion007's Avatar

    fusion007 said:


    its a real eye opener keeps you on the edge of your seat
  16. jimbob2002's Avatar

    jimbob2002 said:
    must admit, the film didn't appeal to me with the trailers I saw and the film title didnt really give much away, but wow what a film, one of the most gripping movies I have seen for a while, I enjoyed thoroughly and I would recommend to all to see it.

  17. fusion007's Avatar

    fusion007 said:


    great film completely unexpected turns in plot(i hadnt seen the trailers)cool 9/10