It took 10 years of pregnancy for screenwriter John Gatins to complete “Flight”. He has authored previous critically acclaimed films such as “Dreamer” (2008) or “Real Steel” (2011).
In Flight (2012), Washington plays a pilot who becomes a national hero when he helps a malfunctioning plane land safely. However, later blood test results showed that there was alcohol and cocaine in his body, causing this character to be submerged in the mud in just a moment. Except for the fierce fire scene in “Flight,” the main color of the film is quite private and mixed with humorous scenes. This is a very successful movie, as evidenced by the fact that “Flight” had a very successful first week, grossing $25 million in just three days.
IMDb Score: 7.3
Tomatometer Score: 77%
Audience rating: 75%
The Little Things (2021)
The Little Things (2021) Released in theaters on January 29.1, this is a crime film that topped the box office charts after screening, grossing $4,8 million from theaters in North America.
The film follows Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon (played by Denzel Washington), who teams up with Sergeant Jim Baxter (played by Rami Malek) to track down a serial killer. The Little Things attracted the attention of many audiences thanks to the appearance of famous actors: Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto – the three main actors who all won prestigious Oscars in the acting category. Therefore, it is not surprising that the film was warmly received by the audience.
IMDb Score: 6.3
Tomatometer Score: 45%
Audience rating: 67%
Inside Man (2006)
Inside Man (2006) Denzel Washington’s last collaboration with Spike Lee came in 2006 with the heist film Inside Man. The film is an American crime-themed movie, revolving around a bank robbery planned by Dalton Russell (Clive Owen), Dalton’s group, wearing a painter’s uniform and mask, breaks into a bank on the corner of Wall Street and Broadway. , disable all surveillance cameras. They take all the customers, workers and security guards hostage…
Inside Man (2006) topped the list as the highest-grossing Spike Lee film of his career with $88 million domestically and $184 million worldwide. This is a suspenseful and suspenseful movie until the very end, check it out.
IMDb Score: 7.6
Tomatometer Score: 86%
Audience rating: 85%
The Equalizer 2 (2018)
4 years after season 1, The Equalizer 2 continue to be released. In The Equalizer 2 is built with quite familiar content, following the “silent hero” motif of Hollywood. But director Antoine Fuqua and actor Denzel Washington have shown the harmony by building the character image in an excellent way and completely conquering the audience.
Denzel Washington is not too handsome or polished. The appearance is very simple, calm, the look creates a very warm and sincere feeling for the opposite person. With natural, gentle acting, there is no need to be too tense. The role of Robert McCall shows the depth and sophistication of Denzel Washington’s performance.
In terms of content, The Equalizer attracts attention with realistic action scenes. Denzel Washington has never disappointed fans with extreme fighting and gunfights. The series is surrounded by a dark and tense atmosphere, through intense mind battles, unexpected traps and thrilling chases.
IMDb Score: 6.7
Tomatometer Score: 52%
Audience rating: 60%
Man on Fire (2004)
Man on Fire (2004) There is a plot that is not surprising, but it is thorough, methodical and exploits the psychological factors of the character very well. Denzel Washington has done the role more than excellent when showing the inner transformation of the character, from a cold, quiet man, to a warm and open image.
Man on Fire (2004) tells the story of John Creasy, a former CIA assassin. After quitting his job, John Creasy was introduced by a friend to work as a bodyguard for little Pita. When Pita was kidnapped, John Creasy tried everything to find the clues and rescue the poor girl, the events in the film brought viewers many emotions. This movie is a great choice for fans of Denzel Washington.
IMDb Score: 7.7
Tomatometer Score: 38%
Audience rating: 89%
The Great Debaters (2007)
The Great Debaters (2007) is one of the films on the list that exploits the theme of ethnic conflict. The film is inspired by a true story on an article by author Tony Scherman published in American Legacy magazine in the spring of 1997.
The Great Debaters (2007) revolves around the efforts of coach Melvin B. Tolson (played by Denzel Washington) at Wiley College – a college for blacks, he always watches his school’s rhetoric team. He was on par with the white team in the American South in the 1930s. He and four students formed a team, his rhetoric team challenged many schools including the top schools. After much effort, Wiley’s rhetoric team finally succeeded when they defeated the Harvard University team and won the championship convincingly.
IMDb Score: 7.5
Tomatometer Score: 80%
Audience rating: 86%
The Equalizer 1 (2014)
If you have seen Training Day (2001), you must remember the character Det. Alonzo Harris – the role that helped Denzel Washington win the Oscar for his acting. The person who brings great honor in this actor’s acting career is director Antoine Fuqua. The Equalizer 1 (2014) is a film with the reunion of director Antoine Fuqua and actor Denzel Washington.
About the script, The Equalizer is not too new, even quite familiar in the Hollywood action movie line. However, the construction and selection of characters are reasonable, the actor has good control of the film circuit, highlighting the character as a hero. It is the combination of emotions and violence that helps the audience feel not too heavy. Both entertaining by cinematic effects, and gently psychological, making viewers feel comfortable when watching.
IMDb Score: 7.2
Tomatometer Score: 60%
Audience rating: 76%
American Gangster (2007)
American Gangster (2007) is the true story of Frank Lucas, from being a chauffeur to becoming a notorious drug lord of the black neighborhood of Harlem, New York in the 1970s. Denzel Washington brilliantly embodies the image. scheming boss, ruthless when necessary, but at the same time very family-loving.
It’s hard to find a better actor to play a drug lord like Denzel Washington, “American Gangster” exudes charisma, charm, and entertainment… all perfect. American Gangster is well-deserved #1 in the Top 10 North American hit movies chart, the film is also critically acclaimed as one of the best crime works of 2007.
IMDb Score: 7.8
Tomatometer Score: 81%
Audience rating: 87%
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
The Magnificent Seven (2016) is a journey that takes the audience back in time to the context of America in the late 19th century, a time when honest people had to live in blood and tears, endure so much oppression. from greedy capitalists. And then seven saviors appeared, seven gunmen walked on the road to find justice for the people even though they knew they would have to pay with their own lives.
The film stars the superstar pair Dezel Washington and Chris Pratt, teamed up with one of Hollywood’s best action directors, Antoine Fuqua, plus it’s based on a script that has become a classic. by the time. It can be said, “Seven legendary gunmen” 2016 version has overcome the huge shadow of its predecessor.
IMDb Score: 6.9
Tomatometer Score: 64%
Audience rating: 72%
Training Day (2001)
Training Day (2001) considered one of Denzel Washington’s best films. The movie starts off a bit slow, but it gets more and more surprising as it goes on. Denzel Washington has proven her class through her multi-faceted role in Training Day.
In Training Day (2001), Alonzo Harris is a very complex character whose words and behavior are inconsistent and hidden behind every action are unpredictable calculations. And Denzel Washington excellently portrayed all the contradictions, plots, tricks and struggles of the character with his own acting.
To be accepted to work at the drug prevention unit of Los Angeles, Jake Hoyt – a police officer is forced to undergo a day of training with longtime police officer Det. Alonzo Harris. However, things are not so simple when Det. Alonzo Harris originally did not catch criminals, but abetted them to profit…
IMDb Score: 7.7
Tomatometer Score: 73%
Audience rating: 89%