Movie Details

The Equalizer

A veteran covert operative who, seeking redemption for his dark deeds, quits an unnamed CIA-like agency often referred to simply as "The Agency" or "The Company" and puts a classified advertisement in the paper that reads simply: "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer." This mysterious man is Robert McCall, and his services are free of charge, ranging from being a troubleshooter (often literally), a protector, and an investigator.

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: M18
Release Date: 25 Sep 2014
Genre: Thriller
Running Time: 2 Hours 12 Minutes
Cast: Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Marton Csokas
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Format: 2D, IMAX, 2D D-BOX


Writer: Cinnamon Lion

Writer Ratings:

Watch this if you liked: “Death Wish”, “The November Man”

The Good, the Bad and the Equalizer:

• The plot was as believable as any action movie, though there are moments when they are really a stretch, making audience not easily accept the fact that the toughest killers were easily exterminated by a near-senile man.

• Denzel Washington does a good job playing a role he is more than familiar with and co-star Chloë Grace Moretz undeniably has the chops to pull off her role as Teri, the young prostitute under the control of a Russian gang.

• Director of photography Mauro Fiore did a good job with the cinematography, giving the film a rough-edged yet still sophisticated beauty.


• Chloë Grace Moretz impressed the director so much that the role Teri, originally written for an older actress, was made younger to fit her.

Cinema Online, 30 September 2014
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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