The first day on a new job is never easy, but how many fledgling hires are expected to smoke PCP-laced marijuana at gunpoint shortly after breakfast or have cocktails with a high-level drug dealer before lunch? Such is training day for LAPD rookie Jack Hoyt (Ethan Hawke), the closest thing to a hero in Antoine Fuqua's dark and extremely violent police thriller. Hoyt desperately wants to make detective and figures a quick way to the top is through the aggressive narcotics unit headed by Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington). Clad in head-to-toe black, with heavy gold chains and a tattoo that reads "Death is certain. Life is not," Harris is a seasoned ve...