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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Denzel Washington
Ethan Hawke
Scott Glenn
Cliff Curtis
Directors
Antoine Fuqua
Screenwriters
David Ayer
Running Time
122 minutes

Training Day


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Plot
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.


Verdict
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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