IMDB: Training Day – 2001
IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
This was the first movie I ever bought on DVD having never seen it previously, but purely on the fact that it had the man Denzel in it. Given that I virgin watched it, in hindsight it was a lucky guess, but a good one at that.
When a rookie cop gets partnered with a veteran LAPD Narcotics officer, he thinks he has made the big leagues. All he finds though is a lot of confusion, corruption and an entire different side to the life of what he thought he wanted to get into.
A very neat movie about how the first exposure to corruption can be tempting and confusing to the first exposure, but also shows what it can turn into when you walk the path. It quite action packed too with a number of shootouts and fight scenes, and throw in a brief naked Eva Mendes (just for the boys I suspect was how that scene was planned out).
Maybe I’m biased but I did enjoy watching through this movie even though it’s been a long time and starting to feel a bit dated.