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The Equalizer

R| 2 hr. 12 min.

Plot Summary

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

Cast: Denzel Washington , Marton Csokas , Chloë Grace Moretz , David Harbour , Bill Pullman , Melissa Leo , Haley Bennett , David Meunier

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Genres: Action, Thriller

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

The Equalizer (2014)

Release Date: September 26th, 2014|2 hr. 12 min.

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fan reviews ( 40 )
  • The material shows its age when McCall goes all "Taxi Driver" to save a teen hooker (a scrappy Chloë Grace Moretz) from her pimps. But Washington and director Antoine Fuqua, who teamed for the actor's Oscar-winning role in 2001's "Training Day," keep the action humming. show more

  • The Equalizer is silly but irresistible, taking situations of inherent gut-level impact and exploiting them for every bit of emotion and tension. It could never have been a great movie. show more

  • Mr. Fuqua, who did such a fine job directing Mr. Washington and Ethan Hawke in "Training Day," loses control of an increasingly slapdash script, and the whole movie turns into a slaughterhouse. The question isn't who wants it — box office action is assured — but who needs it? show more

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  • February 18, 2015 Sir Raymond
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    If you like Denzel....then you can almost bet you will enjoy any movie he's in. Its typical of previous movies. Good story with good acting and much violence.

  • January 10, 2015 LINDA
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    great movie

  • January 10, 2015 LINDA
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    great movie

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Weekend Box Office: 'The Equalizer' Dominates the Competition, Debuts at No. 1

Posted by
The Associated Press on September 28, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Flexing a rare kind of star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller "The Equalizer" to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Columbia Pictures release d...

Chloë Grace Moretz Facts: 17 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Young Star

Posted by
Jonny Black on September 26, 2014

She may be a teenager, but Chloë Grace Moretz already has over 40 film and TV credits to her name. Moretz got her start early, making her big screen debut at the age of 6 in "Amityville Horr...

'The Equalizer' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Denzel Washington Thriller

Posted by
Drew Taylor on September 7, 2014

When you think of the Toronto International Film Festival, you probably thing of highbrow arty fare, impenetrable foreign movies, and the kind of creatively functional, feel-good crowd-pleasers that t...

Denzel Washington & Chloe Grace Moretz Have a Heart-to-Heart in This 'Equalizer' Preview (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on September 4, 2014

Denzel Washington's new rock-'em sock-'em thriller "The Equalizer" is the unlikely opener of this year's Toronto International Film Festival, a lavish, ten-day-long affair that features hundreds of mo...

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