All teen and kid member reviews for Training Day

Teen, 14 years old Written bymr.eko April 9, 2008
 

Brutally real look at street life

The violence in Training Day really isn't that bad; it alone would not be enough for an R rating. Although realistic (brutal/not stylized), there really isnt much violence at all and none of it is very graphic. The real issue is the language. I've never been bothered by language and never thought I would be, but Training Day did it. With 200+ uses of the f-word, some of the things said in the movie are so discusting I felt like taking a shower after seeing it. If it tells you anything, there were not enough profanity-free lines in the movie to make a full-length trailer, so they had to censor most of the things spoken in the trailer.
Teen, 14 years old Written byBestPicture1996 May 30, 2010
 

Fantastic acting

I felt bad after seeing "Training Day." The profane language was relentless and just absolutely not needed, seeming like every other word was another obscenity. If you can try to put it aside, their is great acting, Washington's, of course, topping all at his Oscar-winning best. Don't let kids watch this.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written bywowiamcool108 April 9, 2008
 
Teen, 17 years old Written byJohn Sleknavik February 3, 2014
 

DON'T BE SO DRAMATIC, PARENTS

This movie isn't nearly as bad as most people are saying. Language? Do you know what your kids' friends say to each other. Violence? You're obviously kidding. Where the real problem comes in is with the dark tone and the 5 second scene of full frontal nudity (which is in the background and is in the middle of a shootout that is hard to take your eyes off of so chances are you'll miss it). The dark tone comes with the gritty real life look of the streets with attempted rape, shotgun blast to the chest, and smuggling money as well as a good sense of ethics and some other things. If your child can't handle this at the age of 14/15, you have bigger problems.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written byThePlatinumKnight March 6, 2014
 

Language and Bad Cop Morals

Violence wasn't too 'R' however the language was nonstop, one nudity scene near the end, some rape talk but nothing explicit. Drugs are taken and dealt, but c'mon he's a narcotics cop. Rather unfocused, jumping from one event to another, yet it was still a great movie with a unique and unpredicted ending.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byStevie111 June 12, 2012
 

Intense crime drama with graphic violence

Strong language, violence, and drug content make this not for kids. I suppose if you don't mind those things in a strong context, this could be seen by older teens.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 17 years old Written bydavyborn May 31, 2012
 

Powerful but unfocused thriller is definitely not for kids

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.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking