The Equalizer

The Equalizer

DVD - 2014
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McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by; he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened.
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2014]
Branch Call Number: DVD E
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 132 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
widescreen (2.40:1),24 fps
video file,DVD video,Region 1
Alternative Title: Equalizer (Television program)


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Jul 14, 2019


SnoIsleLib_MichaelG Apr 04, 2019

Denzel Washington powers this vehicle of vicious action, which somehow manages to satisfy despite not establishing a true villainous force to oppose the righteous Denzel. Shades of John Wick, with just the right amount of pulp tempered by empathetic characters.

Jan 26, 2019

McCall, Denzel, is drawn into his killings in "Equalizer" from a situation of someone he doesn't know. Because of his personal ethics, he can't just sit by and let things continue 'as is', and he'll just turn his head and walk away. McCall comes forward, and we see a trained assassin go out and kick some serious a**. No one knows where this guy comes from, and none of the antagonists are expecting such kick back. I really like the way Denzel, and/or the director, give McCall the ability to assess a situation before he does battle. That's probably written in the book, and translated into the film, although I didn't read the book. From the camera's shots, you clearly see what's happening. Very enjoyable.

Sep 25, 2018

Thank you so much for your service...

Sep 08, 2018

This started well, but gradually deteriorated into impossible scenarios where Denzel beats ups several people at once. Then there are so many scenes in darkness, with lots of noise and gunfire, but Denzel comes through and with a “minor” gunshot wound to his leg -which he fixes expertly and doesn’t even make him limp. Much admire Denzel Washington, just wish he had declined this role.

RobertELPL Jul 23, 2018

I saw a preview for "The Equalizer 2" and thought it looked awesome. I then realized I had never seen the first one. It did not disappoint. It had great action and great acting and was a fun vengeance movie. The main character is definitely a "Larry Stu" kind of character, but I love those. I'm glad I watched this and can't wait to see the second one. Hopefully it's as good as the first.

Jul 06, 2018

Amazing and AWESOME!!!!

Feb 09, 2018

Interesting with a lot of implied violence and actual, bloody violence.

Jan 23, 2018

A great action packed movie similar to other one man army movies (John Wick, James Bond, etc.) and one that has a great story. Robert a mysterious man dedicates his quiet life to helping others, when things escalate and leave him no choice but to help, with carefully and expertly planned attacks. Overall a great movie and I would recommend watching it. 4.5/5 Stars
@The_Suspect of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

I really loved this movie, it was amazing. I saw the trailer for Equalizer 2 and I had to rewatch this movie before the new one came out. This was the third time I watched this movie and it's just so amazing, I don't think I will ever get tired of watching this film. And every single time I realize how good this movie is. You will definitely not be disappointed. The characters in this film are so amazing and OMG the acting is phenomenal. I loved the storyline and plot, its just so well thought out. I totally recommend this movie to ages 10 and over. I give this movie a 5 out of 5 stars. PLEASE, go watch this movie, it's amazing.
@terrificbooklover of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The Equalizer is based on a man who believes his past has been forgotten and is able to start a new chapter in his life, a peaceful life. Denzel Washington plays McCall, but when McCall meets a young girl by the name of Teri, he feels the need to help her. Teri is a young girl who's life is under control by a group Russian gangsters. McCall decides to help the young girl find her freedom and start a new chapter in her life. I enjoyed this movie because it's a combination of mystery and action. The contrast of the two genres creates a type of amusement for the viewer. It shows that even though someone can walk away, they decide to do the right thing and help others in need. I would rate this movie a 9/10 and I recommend it for anyone above the age of 16.
@smous786 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jan 16, 2018

Denzel kicking butt for those who can't help themselves! Enjoyed this one!

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Jan 16, 2018

Robert McCall: You gotta be who you are in this world, no matter what.

Aug 31, 2015

"Bob" explains Moby Dick to Teri:
Teri: He ever catch it?
Bob: Hm?
Teri: The fish.
Bob: Oh, yeah. Yes. Yeah, he did.
Teri: It's a happy ending.
Bob: Well, not exactly. Old man tied the fish to the side of the boat. Had to row back to shore. Fish bled in the water. Sharks came and ate the whole fish till there was nothing left.
Teri: That's just kind of a waste, isn't it?
Bob: Depends upon how you look at it. The old man met his adversary when he thought that part of his life was over. He saw himself in the fish. Came to...Came to respect it the more it fought.
Teri: Why didn't he just let the fish go?
Bob: The old man's gotta be the old man. Fish gotta be the fish. Gotta be who you are
in this world, right? No matter what.

Aug 31, 2015

Great quotes by protagonist "Bob" in IMDb:

When you pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too.
Pushkin: Who are you?
Robert McCall: Everybody wants to know.
(quoting Mark Twain) The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.
Seeking advice from Susan -- Sometimes we make wrong choices to get to the right place.
I don't have a lot of time. Which means you don't have any.
His opposite Teddy -- You're like... like lint or a bottle cap. You're just a thing to remove.

Jan 27, 2015

I know a part of you died when Vivian died... but not the part she loved the most. Go be him.


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Mar 27, 2015

Violence: lots

Mar 27, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: a few


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Jan 15, 2015

damianholder thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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