The Equalizer 2014 : Movie review

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Director: Antoine Fuqua

Produced ByTodd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Denzel Washington, Alex Siskin, Steve Tisch, Macer NeuFeld, Tony Eldridge, Michael Sloan

Production Company: Village Roadshow Pictures

Music ByHarry Gregson-Williams, Escape Artiste

Star CastDenzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chle Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo

Releasing Date7th September in USA and 26th September all over World

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The Equalizer is an  American action thriller film, adapted from the television series with the same name.The story revolve around McCall (Denzel Washington ), a middle aged retired intelligence officer who believes that his dark past has left behind and leads a simple life. The turning point in his life comes when he meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl, sustained by  ultra-violent Russian gangsters. Mc can resist himself from helping the girl and soon he realizes  that he has hidden power that he can use to  help the brutalized people and thus MC becomes a Savior..The Equalizer.



After training day (2001)the film for which Denzel won the Oscar award for best actor, Antoine Fuqua  and Denzel Washingoten have teamed up again for The Equalizer. After Training day turned out a mega hit there were many expectations from the director-actor duo, which were not fulfilled this time. The comparison between the two films is obvious, but The Equalizer is a gripping film, which keeps the audience engrossed in the twist and turns in Mc’ life. The plot of the story is strengthened when from a common man he becomes an armed man who is ready to fight for brutalized people.Denzel is amazing to watch. The action scenes are well choreographed and for some moments everything seems so true. It is a  mysterious film made for a niche class.Some scenes are so dark that you won’t be able to understand why so is happening.. The main attraction of the film is the male protagonist who is living in anonymity.There is too violence that some of  the scenes are scary but still Washington does full justice with his role. A film that had started by engaging with issues of ageing and loss has forgotten such petty concerns entirely. Overall, it’s a good film.


What makes special this film is the director, actor duo and the charm of the Denzel. The film is one time watch, “leave your brains at home” phrase proves wrong for this film as it will force you to use your brain that how and why it is happening. The action thriller will intrigue you, but the whole story will disappoint you. So if you are a great fan of the actor then you can resist the film otherwise you might scratch your head. Its not one of the best movie of the Oscar winner actor.

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