Friday, 21 November 2014

The Equalizer review by ANIZ FILMVALA

The Equalizer
review by
ANIZ FILMVALA
*****



Directed by Antoine Fuqua

Robert McCall [Denzel Washington] is a one man army against Russian Mafia who are into sex trafficking, a young friend of McCall Alina [Chloƫ Grace Moretz] a young prostitute has been whacked up by her pimp because she did not warmly solicited a podgy customer, in consequence McCall goes on a meticulous trail first he offers a sum to the pimp Slavi [David Meunier] to release Alina forever but in vain. The violent retribution starts as he systematically eliminates every member of the gang.

The mayhem reasons a big alarm at the Moscow headquarters big bosses Vladimir Pushkin [Vladimir Kulich] comes for the avenge of his gang members. A coldblooded henchman Teddy [Marton Csokas] is out to finish McCall but instead of killing him he tries to capture him to comprehend the skills of McCall which has surprised him. The story moves on with triumphant over the dreadful sex slave empire of the Russian Mafia.

McCall is back again to his everyday attending the distress call of citizen who are in dire situation, as he lives on the theory of  the famous Mark Twain: “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

The movie has a minimalist approach of action and displays superb modus operandi of a revenge drama with a matured performance by Denzel Washington. A no-nonsense action flick.


Cast
Denzel Washington as Robert McCall
Marton Csokas as Teddy
Chloƫ Grace Moretz as Alina
Melissa Leo as Susan Plummer
Bill Pullman as Brian Plummer
Johnny Skourtis as Ralphie
Haley Bennett as Mandy
David Harbour as Frank Masters
Vladimir Kulich as Vladimir Pushkin

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