“To protect the sheep, you got to catch the wolf. And it takes a wolf to catch a wolf, understand,” said Denzel Washington to newly joined cop Ethan Hawke. And that’s the problem once you be wolf, you can’t be sheep again.
Denzel Washington is fine actor & he has proved it number of times. He has done superb act here. Lots of guys who had seen this film were not agree with this Oscar winning acting of Denzel & there’s reason for it. Since he has always delivered the roles which always gather audience sympathy whether it’s ‘Philadelphia’ or ‘John Q’ & this is a role which challenges their empathy. But I strongly recommend watching this film, ‘coz it’s one of his gr8 power performance. The role is strong one as he represents a tough undercover cop who controls Los Angeles Streets & clean the drugs shit out of the town with his own breaking & making of laws. He is pitted here with one of the Hollywood’s finest under dog actor Ethan Hawke (watch his innocent under act in last year’s brilliant film of Sidney Lumet-‘Before the Devil knows you’re dead’). Ethan is ethical cop & he’s in pressure working with wolf cop Denzel. So, it’s a training day for Ethan which starts from early dawn to understand the good, the bad & the ugly reality of cop world & turned out midnight for Denzel to understand the other side. There is nothing new in the story except fire brand Denzel Washington strongly supported by Ethan.