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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

THE EQUALIZER [2014]

Director Antoine Fuqua turns The Equalizer into something completely unrecognizable from the '80's TV series it's apparently based on.
Denzel Washington stars a quiet hardware store employee that extracts violent revenge on the nasty evil-doers of Boston.  The acting is effective as are the brutally violent actions scenes and moody backdrops but it doesn't detract from the fact that the plot is entirely predictable and full of tired clichés.  It's a pretty average gritty thriller and with those expectations in place you'll probably find some enjoyment in this preposterous yet engaging flick.

3 shot glasses out of 5

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