Overall Rank: 1257
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 79
Theatrical Release Date: 09/26/2014
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/30/2014
Genre: Crime, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Actors: Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Haley Bennett, Marton Csokas, Melissa Leo, Robert Wahlberg
Plot: 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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Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/17/2018
Yes, you can say that Denzel kind of phoned in this performance, but don't knock it too much - Equalizer is packed full of action, long stares and a deadly, deadly man with a heart of gold. Marton Csokas is a good counter-point to Washington and, hey, if it gets more people to read the classics, that's a good thing too. If you crave a bit of action, you could certainly do worse.
Marielle - wrote on 02/22/2015
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.
smeagol - wrote on 12/24/2014
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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hoods_breath - wrote on 11/30/2016
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.
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 02/10/2015
“When you pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too.”
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 Pips performing …
Stoney McStonerson - wrote on 12/13/2014
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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