A pretty good performance from both Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington, and this may be one of Director Antoine Fuqua's best movie's even if it isn't perfect.
Very obscure, rather brutal, sometimes intriguing but overall just a mediocre "cop flick": Alonzo is the best "Narc" in the streets of LA and feared by his enemies as well as his friends. But soon it becomes obvious that he has his hands in a lot of rather dirty businesses. And since he owes 1 million dollars to the Russian mafia he has even less scruple to break the law himself. But can he get the money in time & convince the newbie Jack that it is necessary for a cop the break the law?
My favorite Denzel performance, but not favorite movie. A good watch, but nothing really special.