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The Equalizer 2

  • Drama
  • 2018
  • Antoine Fuqua
  • 115 mins
  • 15
    More info: UK: Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over

Summary

Robert McCall divides his time between cab driving and looking after a young man who is mixing with a bad crowd. When a CIA friend is murdered, the former black ops agent sets out to avenge her death, and winds up fighting for survival in his hurricane-battered home town. Action thriller, starring Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal and Ashton Sanders.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The cracking pre-credits opening to the sequel of the hit revamp of the old US TV show finds Denzel Washington's do-gooding ex-government spook Robert McCall in the middle of a train-bound mission (à la James Bond) in Turkey. Once that's completed, it's back to Boston where our taciturn hero has turned cab driver - the perfect way to overhear people's problems. Comeuppance for a bunch of yuppie scumbags is just the entrée, however, as McCall's past returns to haunt him after a close friend falls victim to ruthless mystery men. Director Antoine Fuqua marshals the staccato bursts of mayhem with aplomb - the scrap in a cab is a doozy - but it's Washington's cool class and charisma that adds dramatic heft to the violent action, whether dispatching his pursuers during a hurricane or extricating a young neighbour from the gangsta life.

How to Watch

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Details

Theatrical distributor
Sony
Released on
2018-08-17
Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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Robert McCallDenzel Washington
Dave YorkPedro Pascal
Miles WhittakerAshton Sanders
Susan PlummerMelissa Leo
Brian PlummerBill Pullman
ResnickJonathan Scarfe
Sam RubinsteinOrson Bean
FatimaSakina Jaffrey

Crew

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DirectorAntoine Fuqua
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