The Equalizer (2014) – Review

Forget Neeson. Don’t. Mess. With. DENZEL. Something I will almost certainly be taking into consideration having now seen the explosive new action-thriller, The Equalizer.

Two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington is no stranger to action blockbusters, but his latest movie, The Equalizer, takes gun fights, explosions, and general ‘badassness’ to the next level.

Based on the 1980’s TV series, The Equalizer follows Robert McCall (Washington) who by all accounts is just your regular, kindhearted, average Joe, but as we’re all too aware, looks can more often then not be deceiving. Although in this instance, McCall is the quiet, reserved insomniac we’re lead to believe he is, except for one underlying character trait that makes him a nightmare for anyone praying on the innocent.

Denzel Washington stars in The Equalizer (2014) | Image © Sony Pictures, 2013.

Injustice doesn’t sit well with this knight in shining armor, so when an innocent young girl, caught up in the horrific world of sex trafficking, is nearly killed by a Russian mobster, Robert McCall finds his unique skills needed to exact justice on those involved.

Chloe Grace Moretz stars in The Equalizer (2014) | Image © Sony Pictures, 2013.

Thing’s are unfortunately never as easy as they first seem, and before he knows it, McCall finds himself hunted by one of Russia’s most notorious and feared criminal organizations.

The Equalizer sees Denzel Washington give one of his most intense and world-class performances since Training Day (2001), something only enhanced by the outstanding supporting cast including Chloë Grace Moretz and Marton Csokas.

Oscar-winner Denzel Washington in The Equalizer (2014) | Image © Sony Pictures, 2013.

Riviting, gripping, and stunningly cinematic, The Equalizer is an action-packed masterpiece that reunites Denzel Washington with Antoine Fuqua, the visionary director behind Training Day (2001) and Olympus Has Fallen (2013) – proving beyond doubt that some creative partnerships are meant to be.