BEST SCENE EVER # 43

– “TRAINING DAY” directed by Antoine Fuqua

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Genre:  Thriller – Crime – Drama

“Training Day” is a 2001 American crime drama film directed by “Antoine Fuqua”, starring “Denzel Washington & Ethan Hawke”. The story follows two LAPD narcotics detectives over a 24-hour period in the gang neighborhoods of North West and South Central Los Angeles.

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

Rating: 8/10

BEST SCENE EVER # 41

– AMERICAN GANGSTER directed by Ridley Scott starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe

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Genre : Thriller- Crime- Drama

Director Ridley Scott spins this yarn concerning a Harlem drug kingpin (Denzel Washington) who smuggles heroin into the country by hiding it in the bodies of U.S. soldiers killed during battle in Vietnam. 

Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas, the quiet driver for one of the inner city’s leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream.

Rating : 7.5/10

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