Equalizer 2 Reviews

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August 29, 2018
Washington is a pleasure to watch on the screen. The two-time Oscar winner is able to tap into his own surplus of moral righteousness even when the script is pulling the carpet out from under him.
August 20, 2018
Clunky, over-processed cement-mixer cinema, given some consistency by Washington's screen presence...
August 17, 2018
It's ridiculous, of course. And it's violent. It's also impeccably executed (pun intended), powerfully acted and sincerely acknowledges the value of goodness, virtue and doing the right thing.
August 14, 2018
More of the same from this franchise please.
August 10, 2018
Once it's over, you won't necessarily be itching for an Equalizer 3.
July 27, 2018
It's not much of a movie - more a parade of rah-rah triumphs obscuring a batch of logical oddities - which makes Washington's committed performance stand out like the heavenly host in the night sky over Bethlehem.
July 25, 2018
McCall, for all his high-minded talk, seems to take a little too much sick glee in all the bloodletting he engages in.
July 21, 2018
Even with Washington at the top of his game, "The Equalizer 2" just doesn't deliver the thrills.
July 20, 2018
I'm not sure audiences are getting what they deserve with this plodding, so-so action-thriller, but they'll get what they'll pay for...
July 20, 2018
A less-muddled script could have rescued "The Equalizer 2" from the summer blahs, but as it is, we'll just have to accept it for its strengths while acknowledging its flaws.
July 20, 2018
Anchored by Denzel Washington's steely presence, it's a spare, brutal vigilante exercise, with an element of righteous revenge mixed into the balance.
July 20, 2018
Denzel returns to lay on rough, R-rated justice. Yeah, the two-time Oscar winner is punching below his weight in a vigilante movie. But nothing dims his star power. Nothing.
Top Critic
July 19, 2018
A reasonably well-written and (of course) beautifully acted serving of geriatric-virility violence porn...
July 19, 2018
"The Equalizer" should be locked in a room with "The Terminator." Then this lousy series would finally be killed off.
July 19, 2018
For a supposed action film, The Equalizer 2 is a slow burner, giving Washington the chance to prove as an actor he's a master of his domain in his own right.
July 19, 2018
The film's slow-burn approach matches that of the original. Fuqua is in no hurry and understands that building a story gradually pays dividends later in the proceedings.
July 19, 2018
The film is effective where it needs to be, and if there is an "Equalizer 3," in line to see it is where you'll find me.
July 19, 2018
With the secret behind his formidable skills out of the bag, all we have is a good guy who is good at things, and a sense of obligation to conjure up a convoluted syndicate of straw men for him to chop down.
July 19, 2018
Like all great actors, Mr. Washington commits to the performance, but every so often he also breathes fire, imbuing a scene with such shocking ferocity and bone-deep moral certitude that everything else falls blissfully away.
July 19, 2018
Betrayal, loss, grief, redemption - it's the stuff great characters are built on. And it makes all those thrilling knife fights and broken bones actually mean something.
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