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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.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Ramping up his style to a more dynamic and elegant level than he’s achieved previously, 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. show more

  • Willfully empty but wildly entertaining, The Equalizer stands out from its peers like a wolf among lapdogs, as Fuqua and Washington bring out the best in each other for the benefit of the audience. show more

  • 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. show more

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