Training Day


After the filthiest Oscar campaign in history and the furore over Russell Crowe's BAFTA antics, Denzel Washington's gong- grabbing turn in Antoine Fuqua's hardboiled thriller was unjustly devalued. As a morally ambiguous cop who believes "you've got to be a wolf to catch a wolf", Washington is excellent, cleverly playing off his wholesome image and savouring some of the most pithy, profane and memorable dialogue this side of Tarantino. Plus, as his rookie partner, Ethan Hawke is a revelation. Which is something no self-respecting reviewer ever expects to write.

Film Details

  • 18
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: August 1st 2002

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