One should take a look elsewhere (e.g. Lumet's Q&A) for what rogue detectives persuasively look like. In "Training Day" though what disappoints is a thoroughly unconvincing Washington (despite the Academy Award) who can never get rid of the idealist persona with which he has made a career in Hollywood. An action movie really with little insight into social problems, a gun fetishism and a Hollywood whitewashed PD.
I used to like Films like this when i was in school,The restaurant scene, the old Chevrolet ,the Mexican fellas and the ending of course all that shit was likable to me and Now Dull ,Goodnews is.. I still like that badass Chevrolet for sure
if you never read that Hellblazer comic where Constantine punches the devil and then spends the rest of it panicking and figuring out how to not go to Hell forever, this is a really good adaptation of that story
47/100 (SPOİLER!! 1) Daha ilk gününden bir çaylağa tüm sırlar açıklanır mı? - 2) Takriben 3 milyonluk koca Los Angeles'ta kimliğini düşüren kız, sizi o an öldürecek insanın kuzeni olur mu? - 3) Yaklaşık 10 saatte bir insanın başına bu kadar olay gelir mi? - Söyleyeceklerim bu kadar. İyi polis-kötü polis klişesi de beni sıkıyor artık. Her ne kadar anlam yönünden iyi olsa da...)
TRAINING DAY is a good movie. I think it is great for its performance only. Ethan Hawke got his Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor while he got more screen time than Denzel Washington who won the Best Actor category is something beyond me. Antoine Fuqua's direction succeed to keep me intrigued with the storytelling. David Ayer's screenplay is pretty solid to me. Overall, TRAINING DAY is an okay movie...
Denzel Washington shines in a Academy Award winning role about a corrupt cop with his own set of rules, but I hate the film's climax that feel like Hollywood moral police demanding that the anti-hero cop is put to justice. Ethan Hawke tries his best to save this ending by doing his role as sympathetically and good as he can under the circumstances, but I felt he failed.