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The Equalizer (2014) Movie Information

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Antoine Fuqua


Denzel Washington
ChloŽ Grace Moretz
Haley Bennett
Marton Csokas
Melissa Leo
Robert Wahlberg





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A former black ops commander has settled down in Boston - having faked his own death in order to enjoy a normal life. But when a young girl gets herself in trouble, his need for justice brings him out of retirement - even if it means going up against a group of dangerous Russian gangsters. -- Chris Kavan

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Marielle 02/22/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Average action movie, actually it feels like a superhero movie hidden behind an action movie. No really any depth, expect some sympathy we can see he's feeling towards the young girl. And the fact that he is, in spite of all the killings, a good guy. Guess I just expected more of Denzel, and I think I would have rated lower if he wouldn't have been in the movie. And I like the girl from KickAss :) But to sum up, you don't really need to see this movie.

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smeagol 12/24/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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a ok movie . denzel wasingington i really like but really this is no different to a jason staham movie. cept this is without the kick that is required. one minute denzil's character is meant to be great the next he is on his back , i liked the movie but it felt hollow and the bad guys were as cliche as it comes. the bad russina guy was good but what a dissapointment it was in the end a big lead up to a obvious and pathetic showdown. btw why did he not get the girl in hospital. lots of plot holes like bullets but still its hard not to like densil in anything

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MovieMike 10/03/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Let me start by saying that I love most everything that Denzel Washington has been in. His character here, Robert McCall, is supposed to be deadly and highly skilled, but trying to distance himself from that part of his past. I thought Denzel was much more effective at this in 'Man On Fire'. Much of the rest of this is very cliche and predictable, despite the over-the-top violence and mayhem. The film, based on the 80's TV series of the same name that stared Ed Woodward, deftly sets itself up as a sequel generator in the final frames. Look out, Liam Neeson, you've got some new competition. It was nice to see some hometown scenery (Boston), but unless you're a Denzel fan, you might want to wait to catch this as a rental...

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11/30/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A solid action flick, Denzel and cast deliver.

A sleeper hit if you've got an itch that only an action flick can scratch, this film was definitely not on the radar, but well worth the time. I reckon this picture will find a place on your shelf right next to 'shoot 'em up' as it carries the same sort of vibe. A retired killer with a heart of gold who, through the course of his life has somehow acquired insane killing skills, develops a soft spot for a damsel in distress and kills his way through 2 heavy hours of film. Decent pacing and acting good enough to keep the audience engaged, and for the most part a fairly decent job keeping me from rolling my eyes with any inane or too-over-the-top action moments. Just a warning, lots of folks die in this flick and in some pretty painful ways.

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02/10/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Washington at his best.

ďWhen you pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too.Ē

Can you remember Denzel Washington's performance in "The Book of Eli" ? His coolness and calmness. The grimness. The power he has to move mountains. Approaching his target confidently , his inner tranquility taking over and with extreme precision dealing with his opponents. Shrewdly assimilating the situation, let it sink in for a moment and than act fast accurately. Masterfully, breathtaking to watch and immensely exciting. He also demonstrates these qualities in "The Equalizer". The only difference is that he's not completely blind here.

At first sight Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) looks like an ordinary, well-organized man who has an normal job in a hardware store. Apparently he was one of the ...

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12/13/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

The Sum does not equal Denzel's Star power.

You've seen similar stories as this before. Many including Denzel Washington as the star. See Man on Fire, 2 Guns, Safe House and his award winning turn in Training Day. Equalizer is an average movie but only because of the always believable Denzel who automatically raises a Film with his mere presence. Without him this would be a lower end "Taken" rip off which I would actually rate about the same as this film. The Villains are mostly of the Cookie Cutter Cardboard variety with lazily written throw away lines to utter. There are a couple of well staged action scenes but over all its a by-the numbers Action thriller with nothing new to say. The under appreciated Melissa Leo shows up and adds what she can but I'm not sure what purpose Bill Pullman had other than for the Director to ...

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