Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
In a city where streets are overrun by drug dealers, those who have sworn to uphold the law are breaking them to clean up the streets. Denzel Washington plays L.A.P.D. detective Alonzo Harris, a veteran narcotics officer whose methods of enforcing the law are questionable, if not corrupt. 'Training Day' follows Harris as he trains rookie Jake Hoyt over a 24-hour period. Ethical dilemmas arise for Hoyt as well as the audience as questions present themselves as to whether or not Harris' methodology for ridding the streets of South Central Los Angeles of drugs is right or wrong. Written by
Famous crime novelist and LAPD specialist James Ellroy described the movie as "a complete waste of time". See more »
After stealing Sandman's money, three bullets are fired through the back window of the Monte Carlo as Jake and Alonzo drive off. At the angle they were fired at, all three bullets would have exited the car through the windshield or would be driven through the driver and/or passenger seats, yet all three bullets magically disappear without striking anything once they go through the back window. See more »
Wow! What a superb film, Denzel Washington at his superb best. Denzel plays a terrific part as Alonzo Harris, a cop with a dark personality.
From the moment you set eyes on him you can relies that Alonzo is a feisty character, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
Ethan Hawke provides excellent backup but Denzel steals the show. I don't want to give an plot lines away but there are only three movies in cinema history I have given 10/10, and this one was so close to being number four.
I sincerely hope to see Denzel put in another performance like this one.
Plot is excellent as it leads you into false sense of securities and even shouting at the TV set.
I loved every breathtaking moment of this film and I am sure you will too.
119 of 178 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?