The Equalizer

Lists: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime / Heist, Revenge

Brief Synopsis: "In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer."

Overall Ranking: 1284 (Rank from 2014: # 58)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 22.22%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 11.11%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Citizen Charlie88(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest87
Sober Film Critic James Brown80 - While Washington has made both exceptional and mediocre thrillers over the years, The Equalizer doesn't quite land in either bucket. Still, it's much closer to exceptionalism than mediocrity.
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Dave Examines Movies80(full review)
David Baruffi80
Darren of Movie Reviews 10175(full review)
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Paul's Trip To The Movies70(full review)
Bryan Lienesch59 - Just another factory-issued action-thriller.

People Involved

  • Denzel Washington (Robert McCall)
  • Chloë Grace Moretz (Teri)
  • Marton Csokas ()
  • Andrew Farazi (Gangster)
  • Melissa Leo ()
  • Antoine Fuqua (Director)