Rated R · 132 minutes · 2014

Action, Thriller
Even after all these years and all these action movies, there is still something credible about Denzel Washington kicking somebody’s ass. While it would be wonderful if Denzel only appeared in films that maximized his charisma, abilities and instincts as an actor, has there ever been a movie star who gets more out of less? Case in point: “The Equalizer,” a possible franchise based on an underrated 1980s TV drama. Denzel plays a nobody, a retiree who works at a cavernous home improvement store in Boston. When a hooker with the heart of gold (Chloë Grace Moretz) gets pummelled by her pimp, he’s out for revenge. But this is some serious revenge — bodies are strewn all over Boston and Denzel barely gets scratched. There are some truly intense scenes with a Russian hitman (Marton Csokas), but “The Equalizer” would be pretty anonymous without another low-key but pitch-perfect Denzel performance.
Official Site: www.equalizerthemovie.com
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Producer: Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Denzel Washington, Alex Siskin, Steve Tisch, Mace Neufeld, Tony Eldridge, Michael Sloan, Ezra Swerdlow, David Bloomfield and Ben Waisbren
Cast: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Moretz, David Harbour, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Haley Bennett, David Meunier, Johnny Skourtis, Alex Veadov, Vladimir Kulich, E. Roger Mitchell, James Wilcox, Mike O'Dea, Anastasia Mousis, Allen Maldonado and Chris Lemieux


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Inlander Action by Numbers The Equalizer is just another formulaic action movie that even Denzel can't save by Maryann Johanson 09/24/2014
NUVO Review: The Equalizer Denzel Washington is particularly adept at playing Boy Scouts and crazy people. The Equalizer lets him do both. Also reviewed: The Boxtrolls and Love Is Strange. by Ed Johnson-Ott 09/25/2014
Connect Savannah Review: The Equalizer The Equalizer isn't a film for those seeking moral ambiguity or thought-provoking shades of gray. It's cinema as catharsis, allowing ordinary people weary of living in a world run by vile criminals and corrupt cops the fantasy of seeing a sentient superman righting all wrongs on their behalf. by Matt Brunson 10/01/2014
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Creative Loafing Charlotte The Equalizer: And Justice for All Rating: *** by Matt Brunson 09/26/2014
Boise Weekly Something New (This Is Where I Leave You), Something Borrowed (The Equalizer), Something Good (Both) The Equalizer opens Friday, September 19; This Is Where I Leave You opens Friday, September 26. by George Prentice 09/17/2014
Portland Mercury All Things Being Equalized The Equalizer: Best Home Depot commercial ever! by Wm. Steven Humphrey 09/24/2014
Seven Days The Equalizer by Rick Kisonak 10/01/2014

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