The Equalizer

The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Violent thriller based on the '80s television series, reuniting the director of Training Day with star Denzel Washington. He plays an extremely effective black ops commando who, after faking his death, comes out of retirement to help a young girl (Chloë Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass), pitting himself against Russian gangsters.

2014Rating: R18, Violence, sexual themes and offensive language132 minsUSA
ActionThriller
95%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Ponderously overlong and not even half as much fun as it should have been...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A stone-dumb movie, unwilling to allow Washington even a hint of uniqueness.

1.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Fuqua’s film is lacking much of an intelligible plot other than “tough hombre rights wrongs in ways pushing the boundaries of a 15 rating”.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Denzel is so cool, so made of pure nails he can make even the most preposterous action scene feel thrilling. But Denzel's strength is also his weakness.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Fuqua socks over the suspense and action but also takes the time for some quiet, even spare moments to emphasize the hero’s calm and apartness.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Though overstretched and a trifle ponderous, this is a solidly acceptable star vehicle with more than enough righteous vengeance for an evening of classy thrills.

3.0
0

Denzel can be a badass! and in The Equalizer, Denzel is a badass!. But still isn't as good as his performance in Training Day though. However, The Equalizer truly thrilled and excited me throughout the whole film. The whole time I was eager to wait and see what Denzel Washington's character, Robert McCall, would do next or should I say, will kill...

5.0
0

Denzel is the vigilante dispensing justice and revenge on behalf of the downtrodden. What comes round goes round. I like a bit of fairness and Denzel delivers albeit slowly.

4.0
0

Based on the 80's television series of the same name. The Equalizer is the trashy B-movie version of Taxi Driver. Robert McCall, played by Denzel Washington, is a former black ops agent beginning his ordinary new life working at a home improvement store. McCall becomes friends with a young prostitute named Teri, played by Chloe Grace Moretz. When Teri is...

3.0
0

Good to see Denzel Washington in an purposeful action film. Some interesting fight scenes, it kept me entertained, two stars? Seriously? Would recommend it, looking forward to sequels.

4.0
0

Denzel Washington does it again...

5.0
0

Denzel Washington is outright convincing. He shows bit by bit an old man's grace of violent justification.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Ponderously overlong and not even half as much fun as it should have been...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A stone-dumb movie, unwilling to allow Washington even a hint of uniqueness.

1.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Fuqua’s film is lacking much of an intelligible plot other than “tough hombre rights wrongs in ways pushing the boundaries of a 15 rating”.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Denzel is so cool, so made of pure nails he can make even the most preposterous action scene feel thrilling. But Denzel's strength is also his weakness.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Fuqua socks over the suspense and action but also takes the time for some quiet, even spare moments to emphasize the hero’s calm and apartness.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Though overstretched and a trifle ponderous, this is a solidly acceptable star vehicle with more than enough righteous vengeance for an evening of classy thrills.

3.0
0

Denzel can be a badass! and in The Equalizer, Denzel is a badass!. But still isn't as good as his performance in Training Day though. However, The Equalizer truly thrilled and excited me throughout the whole film. The whole time I was eager to wait and see what Denzel Washington's character, Robert McCall, would do next or should I say, will kill...

5.0
0

Denzel is the vigilante dispensing justice and revenge on behalf of the downtrodden. What comes round goes round. I like a bit of fairness and Denzel delivers albeit slowly.

4.0
0

Based on the 80's television series of the same name. The Equalizer is the trashy B-movie version of Taxi Driver. Robert McCall, played by Denzel Washington, is a former black ops agent beginning his ordinary new life working at a home improvement store. McCall becomes friends with a young prostitute named Teri, played by Chloe Grace Moretz. When Teri is...

3.0
0

Good to see Denzel Washington in an purposeful action film. Some interesting fight scenes, it kept me entertained, two stars? Seriously? Would recommend it, looking forward to sequels.

4.0
0

Denzel Washington does it again...

5.0
0

Denzel Washington is outright convincing. He shows bit by bit an old man's grace of violent justification.

4.0
0