Training Day ★★½ 2001 (R)
Until the script finally goes completely off the rails, this cop corruption tale is worth watching for the ferocious performance of Washington alone. He's veteran undercover narc Alonzo Harris, who's been the big dog on the L.A. streets for so long, he's become morally bankrupt and works on the might makes right theory of justice. Opposing him is rookie Jake Hoyt (Hawke), who first wants to be a part of Harris's team and then learns just what it will cost him. Fuqua shot on location so you can definitely feel the grit. 120m/C VHS, DVD, Bluray Disc, UMD, HD DVD . US Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Clifford Curtis, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tom Berenger, Harris Yulin, Raymond J. Barry, Charlotte Ayanna, Macy Gray, Eva Mendes, Nicholas Chinlund, Jaime Go mez, Raymond Cruz; D: Antoine Fuqua; W: David Ayer; C: Mauro Fiore; M: Mark Mancina. Oscars ‘01: Actor (Washington); L.A. Film Critics ‘01: Actor (Washington).