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The Equalizer

September 29, 2014

directed by Antoine Fuqua, 2014

The Equalizer

The last time director Antoine Fuqua and actor Denzel Washington teamed up, back in 2001, Washington ended up scoring a Best Actor Oscar trophy for delivering some of his best work as a manipulative and smooth-talking crooked cop in the urban thriller Training Day. Though Washington has continued to turn in solid-to-great performances since then, Fuqua has not been nearly as lucky professionally, becoming lost in the shuffle after that sturdy sophomore effort, starving for a hit or anything resembling a solid piece of entertainment. After duds like King Arthur (2004), Shooter (2007) and Olympus Has Fallen (2013), he unfortunately continues his losing streak with his latest film, The Equalizer, an unabashed and brainless banquet of vigilante brutality.

Read full review at In Review Online

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