The Equalizer

2014

Action / Crime / Thriller

152
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 61%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 77%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 279812

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Marton Csokas as Teddy
Denzel Washington as Robert McCall
Haley Bennett as Mandy
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Harrison Tweed (Top Dawg) 8 / 10

Denzel Washington made this film better than it was

So I just finished watching Equalizer (EQ1) again, so I can watch Equalizer 2 (EQ2) for the comparison.

It's too bad both films had the same director and writers, as they have a bad habit of dragging out the writing and the scenes. Both films at just over 2 hours is just way too long, especially in the simplistic singular plot or EQ1. However, that plot still worked, and mainly because of the entire casts especially Denzel Washington's performance(s). EQ2 certainly had better pacing and a more suspenseful plot - albeit predictable, however it had many plot issues and holes as well as some scenes that needed to be edited down. The new supporting cast was not as strong either.

Which did I enjoy better? Probably EQ1 by a small margin, but they both got an 8/10 from me, as they each had their merits and issues. Nevertheless still enjoyable. I hope if they come out with a EQ3, they speed up the pacing within the writing and directing.

Reviewed by marekerek 8 / 10

Entertaining

Acting: Denzel Washington and Chloë Grace Moretz did their best and were obviously the best in the movie. What surprised me was the performance of Marton Csokas(whose resemblance to Kevin Spacey is striking). It was way better than I expected. The others did well enough. 8/10

Direction and cinematography: Antoine Fuqua is really starting to grow on me. His style is clear and very easy to follow. Direction was great in this movie. 9/10

Soundtrack: Average. I liked the Eminem song during the subtitles, Guts Over Fear. 7/10

Plot: The first two thirds of the movie were great. The final act was.. not so great. It wasn't bad either, but when the main hero is so perfect, you know he's coming out of everything alive and safe. The villain was pretty good, I was afraid I'd have to sit through the entire movie with that first Russian villain. Thankfully, he was just here so we could see how much of a bad-ass Washington's character is. I liked the restaurant scene, it reminded me of Heat. Very well written(the whole movie, not just the Heat scene). 8/10

Overall: It was much more entertaining than I though it would be. A pleasant surprise. Best scene: Restaurant.

Reviewed by OnlyNick 8 / 10

Denzel Kicking Serious Bad-Dude-Ass as a Bad-Ass!

I sort of remember the mid-80's TV series The Equalizer, and I sort of remember watching a few episodes. I certainly don't remember the late Edward Woodward kicking serious bad-dude-ass like Denzel Washington does as Robert McCall!

First, the bad news. I know every bad-dude-ass-kicker looks good in the near-dark, lit only by a single 7k Xenon sitting high atop a Skyjack 25-yards yonder, with the pouring "rain" twinkling all around in the background and rolling off said bad-dude-ass-kicker's weathered face and squared jaw, but was it really necessary here? I mean, come on, it looked like it was done on purpose...and not in a good way. The scene I'm talking about could have been shot somewhere else to have the same impact. Worst. Shot. Ever.

More bad news: Open Memo to Hollywood: We get it, the Russians are the bad guys again but please stop, for the love of Igor, stop using non-Russian speaking actors to fill the roles needed - especially Henchmen and smaller speaking roles. We hate it when "Russians" are actually Americans pretending to be Russian after spending an hour with a dialect coach in their trailer before their scene (I'm looking at you-who-shall-not-be-named-but-starred-in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). (Ok, so I exaggerated that a teeny bit, but her accent was terrible in that movie.) Anyway, I digress. For this movie, I'm talking about the horrible Russian spoken by Chloë Grace Moretz. She plays an underage Russian prostitute with perfect English, but horrible Russian. I guess that's better than a horrible English accent and horrible Russian! I knew nothing about the plot of the movie and I didn't even know she was a Russian prostitute until the bad guys showed up! Chloë is a great actress, and for her limited screen time did well...save for the parts where she needed to speak Russian! For the sake of credibility, another talented and beautiful female actress - from Russia - could have worked just fine. It's a small role with limited screen time (even Chloë's name on the one-sheet seemed like an afterthought.)

Now the good news: Denzel, belovedly referred to as "dedushka" (grandfather) by the Russians, and "Pops" by his co-workers at the local "Home Mart" (and that's another thing, why not make a little sponsorship cash and have Robert McCall work at Home Depot?) seriously kicks some bad-dude-ass! His character is a little OCD (I can relate) and quite inventive (oh, the things one can do with a corkscrew in under 19 seconds)!

I loved Denzel in Tony Scott's Man on Fire (2004). He was almost born to play these kinds of characters (I know, right). The Equalizer is a good action film that will keep your attention, but no gnarly 80's tunes to bring you back to the days when a middle aged Edward Woodward was playing the dedushka (hmm, the Russians were our enemies then too).

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