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Training Day (2001)



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In this gritty, often brutal police drama, Denzel Washington is brilliant as a cop who may or may not be corrupt but at the very least skates on the edge. He's the main reason to see urban story that delights in being over the top, with mixed results. Ethan Hawke is also good, as a rookie under Washington's wing. The dialogue sparkles, and the stars' chemistry together is fantastic. This film is not, however, for all tastes: it hits hard and pulls no punches.