Training Day (2001) Review | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2001’s Training Day!

Training Day is a 2001 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, written by David Ayer, and starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. The story follows two LAPD narcotics officers over a 24-hour period in the gang-ridden neighborhoods of the LAPD Rampart Division and South Central Los Angeles.

The film was a box office success and earned mostly positive critical appraisal. Washington’s performance as a corrupt cop, Detective Alonzo Harris, a departure from his usual roles, was particularly praised and earned him anAcademy Award for Best Actor at the 74th Academy Awards. His co-star Ethan Hawke was nominated for theAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as rookie cop, Officer Jake Hoyt.

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