Antoine Fuqua's 2001 Oscar winner, Training Day, was very well received and acclaimed when it first debuted in September 2001, but by now, in May of 2012, watching it all these years later, one feels that the film just doesn't work nearly as well as it used to, and that it has lost a rather large chunk of it's appeal, mainly from the aspect that the film tries to be so much more than it is. Now, the performance by Denzel Washington is easily the best thing about the movie, with a rather miscast Ethan Hawk having to play second base to such a Hollywood superstar, and failing badly in the process. The story of the movie is that a rookie police officer (Ethan Hawke) must spend one day with a veteran Las Angeles police department officer (Denzel Washington), so that he can learn the ropes, but, during this one, tension-filled day, he will discover just as detached and corrupt this apparent veteran really is, who takes him just over the limit, and than right back again. Now, the movies plot is very thin, especially considering that we are expected to sit there for a very long 122 minutes, just watching a long series of random events unfold in front of us, and to still be entertained. Well, hey, I hate to break it to you, but this movie is no Pulp Fiction. The events feel lose, and the movies multiple attempts and injecting a large quantity of morals, philosophy and ponderous circumstances into the narrative are just another long series of lost causes. Now, since this movie is Rated R, there are definitely some things that parents most certainly need to know about before they even think about letting there children watch this movie, so here we go: There is lot's of strong violence, including many graphic shootings with gratuitous amount of blood spray and gore, merciless beatings, an attempted rape on a 14 year old girl, stabbings and a foiled drug bust. Also, there is strong sexual content, here, including a brief view of full frontal and rear nudity on a female character, and non-stop crude sexual references. Also, there is explicit and pervasive drug use, including drug busts, countless drug dealings and brief scenes of actual drug use and consumption on screen. And, finally, there is extremely strong and frequent pervasive language throughout the movie, including about 136 F-words and its derivatives, but countless other uses of sh-t, g-dd-mn, h-ll, a--, a--h-le, d-mn, n-gg-r, f-gg-t, b-tch and more. So, even though Training Day has one riveting performance by Denzel Washington, it just doesn't have much else more to it than that. Sorry, guys.