• The Equalizer (2014)

The Equalizer

Release Date: September 26th, 2014

DVD Release Date: December 30th, 2014

R |2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary

Robert McCall (Denzel Washington), a man of mysterious origin who believes he has put the past behind him, dedicates himself to creating a quiet new life. However, when he meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a teenager who has been manhandled by violent Russian mobsters, he simply cannot walk away. With his set of formidable skills, McCall comes out of self-imposed retirement and emerges as an avenging angel, ready to take down anyone who brutalizes the helpless.

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

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Genres: Thriller , Action

Production Co: Escape Artists, Zhiv, Mace Neufeld Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: 2010s, Office, Friendship, Cool, Brooding, Pursuit, Revenge, Hospital

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    James RocchiTheWrap

    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

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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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