Quick Movie Review: The Equalizer (2014)


From the first 30 minutes or so, I’m thinking that the script is really going to have a lot of depth. But that all changes after that. It goes from a writer’s film to a editor’s film. Granted, a really good editor’s film. There’s nothing original story-wise, but it’s a really fun movie! I might sound crazy, but it was reminiscent of Home Alone at times. You see his process when defeating the bad-guys instead of just leaving it up in the air as a mystery.  It’s kind of like Home Alone meets Taken. Although it isn’t AS ridiculous and silly as Taken tended to be. The main character is just as invincible, but at least the body count isn’t usually unrealistic. But at least Taken isn’t 131 minutes long.

With that said, the script leaves some details abandoned as it concludes, and it doesn’t tell too much backstory (which can be a good thing for some viewers). You end up realizing that this movie is just a really gory genre film. The concept isn’t terribly unique, but it’s a pretty good take on that concept. It’s highly entertaining, and although it’s long, I didn’t want it to end.

Twizard Rating: 85


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