The Equalizer Reviews

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September 5, 2019
It is pure studio fodder, suffering from some miscasting, a bloated running time, and a flat lined screenplay.
August 15, 2019
Fuqua's style seems consistent, although he uses more video and editing resources, the strength of the narrative raises the impact of the action scenes. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 25, 2019
With greater care taken over the haphazard pacing and poor script, The Equalizer might have been a fun night out. Instead it begs the question of when Washington will be given a movie worth his talents.
March 2, 2019
The Equalizer is good enough popcorn entertainment, made classier by the presence of Washington.
January 25, 2019
It's a film that starts in a nasty place and gets progressively worse throughout its 137-minute running time. This project is way below the talents of people like Washington and Fuqua.
November 1, 2018
The Equalizer suffers from a bloated and banal script that does little to elevate the simple premise of its source material to something worthy of the big screen.
October 31, 2018
All of the efforts of this top notch team are in service of an earnest film that maybe doesn't know how ridiculous it feels to pair saint-like qualities with a man who'll put a wine corker into your neck slowly as you bleed out in his arms.
October 24, 2018
In his 30 year film career, Denzel Washington has never made a sequel. In Robert McCall, we finally have a character that demands one.
October 21, 2018
Neither gritty enough to be convincing or cheesy enough to be fun, it occupies the middle ground where seemingly all modern Denzel Washington vehicles reside.
December 2, 2017
Superhero movies still currently pack quite the mainstream appeal punch, and in many ways, you can make a case that The Equalizer belongs on that list
November 21, 2017
Antoine Fuqua can't direct, and this is abundantly clear in the opening seconds of The Equalizer.
November 11, 2017
All said and done, Washington and Csokas are thoroughly convincing and if you're an action junkie, you'll surely get your money's worth.
August 17, 2017
[Denzel] Washington's biggest pleasure seems to come from converting his workplace into a Home Alone-style obstacle course for the baddies to endure.
June 30, 2017
All things being equal, Denzel Washington's new movie, The Equalizer, gets things done.
March 17, 2017
Unfortunately, Fuqua's film is tonally discordant, vacillating between gloriously ridiculous and mind-numbing; sometimes it's just plain dull.
March 7, 2017
This paint-by-numbers film, though powerful when you watch it, largely thanks to its lead actor, has no lasting emotional affect.
July 19, 2016
The movie's all about reading, especially with a critical eye, but when you take too close a look at its disparate parts, they neither add up nor have anything constructive to teach.
July 14, 2016
The perfect marriage of generic material and a huge star.
June 21, 2016
The Equalizer is the most recent movie after Salt and John Wick to suggest that only one American vigilante is the equal of a whole group of tattooed and ruthless Russians.
June 18, 2016
Noting the giant plot holes and laughing at the picture's overinflated self-importance become the closest thing it offers to entertainment. God, what a rotten movie this is.
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