Review of "The Equalizer (DVD)"

published 20/04/2017 | micksy1983
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"Denzel is the Equalizer"

Looking for a good movie to watch, I came upon this one. I vaguely remember being told about it some years back but I never actually got around to watching it. Here in this movie The Equalizer, Denzel Washington takes the lead role as Robert McCall an ex contract killer specially trained to take out the worst people in this world. Now McCall has put it all behind him, missing the love of his deceased wife he works in a hardware store living a contemplative life.

It seems though that trouble is destined to follow this man. He spends most nights reading in a small cafe not far from his home, and it is here that he meets the lovely Alina. She is played by the popular Chloe Grace Morets, and despite Alina's young age she is a lady of the night and stuck inside an organization run by the Russian mafia in the heart of the United States. After befriending the young girl Robert starts looking forward to seeing her at the all night cafe until one day she doesn't turn up, where upon Robert is told she is in hospital after taking a vicious beating.

This is when the music starts to kick in as tensions rise, the movie lifts off as Robert finds himself feeling them old feelings of revenge stirring him to get involved.


I am a Denzel Washington fan he has played the lead role in some of my favorite films, and this movie The Equalizer is now on that list. There's no one better at playing the trained hit man with a heart than Denzel. This movie reminds me a little of the hit movie Man on Fire, where Denzel takes on a similar role. It can be seen in this movie that old Denzel Washington is certainly aging, not the spring chicken he once was although I must say this did not effect the quality of the movie at all. In fact it only adds making the movie authentic, as you believe this man is retired.

The movie is none stop action and Denzel pulls of the fighting scene's in his own unique and stylish way. This man is full of charisma and its not hard to see from watching this movie just why he has had such a colourful and successful career. As one of America's leading actors and famous persons, it stands to reason he would have a role in this movie. Some might think this movie was made for him, yet a little closer inspection shows different. As its no surprise this movie was released during tensions with the Russians and the big Russian baddy, the evil despicable gangster is named Pushkin. Very similar in sound to the name Putin I thought. Also this movie was certainly not made for Denzel as Russell Crowe was expected at first to play Robert McCall.

Denzel Washington as you can probably tell does a wonderful job in this movie I thought, but also a couple of other characters were excellent. Morets pulls off the young lady of the night brilliantly, a really believable performance. Marton Csokas who plays Pushkin's special enforcer Teddy Rensen pulls off a deadly performance. As bad guys go this is one terrible character. With tattoo's all over his body of demons and the willingness to hurt, kill and destroy both women and men this is one bad guy most wouldn't mess with. Other than Robert McCall that is.

Recommendation and movie details.

This movie runs for 132 minutes so its nice and long a movie you can really get into. Made in the United States this movie had a budget of 55 million dollars. Online and off this movie faced some critics, yet it still took 192.3 million dollars at the box office. I for one would certainly recommend this movie as worth a watch, Denzel Washington at his best.

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  • CGholy published 02/06/2017
    nice review.
  • DanniiJ18 published 05/05/2017
    vh :)
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EAN: 5051159251657

Actor(s) (Last name, First name): Denzel Washington; Chloe Grace Moretz

Director(s) (Last name, First name): Antoine Fuqua

DVD Region: DVD

Classification: 18 years and over

Production Year: 2014

Title: E


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