The Equalizer is a story about a former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters.Wikipedia
The Equalizer Reviews
This is far from Fuqua’s own Training Day and Washington’s other impressive body of work, but The Equalizer is a good reminder of what we may be missing.
The Equalizer isn't a terrible movie, as action sagas go. It just doesn't nearly live up to what it aspires to be, which is a smart, classy update of the 1980s TV series of the same name, about an ex-government agent who spends his retirement as a sort of ultra-violent avenging angel, rubbing out villains who treat good people badly.
The movie's climax in is a bit drawn out but 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.
Denzel Washington steals the show in 'The Equalizer'. Denzel's a pretty cool customer for his age. Age seems to slow a lot of action stars down. Thank god, he's nowhere close to being an Expendable one.
You really don’t have to do much to make an action flick work. Give us a good guy to root for and a bad guy to despise, and we are happy. The Equalizer does exactly that. You will certainly enjoy the film with your friends. But be prepared to sit through an excruciatingly long second half.