Greenhorn L. A. cop Jake Hoyt hooks up with narcotics officer Alonzo Harris for a training day that will make or break him. Pass the test, he becomes a detective. Fail, it’s back to traffic duty. But nothing prepares Jake for Alonzo, who is slowly revealed to be a corrupt cop.
Marred slightly by an unsatisfactory climax, this is a cracking cop drama anchored by great performances and intelligent direction from Fuqua. It’s refreshing to see a thriller worthy of the label.
Reviewed by Chris Hewitt
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