Movie Review: “The Equalizer” (Rated R)

September 26, 2014 11:34 AM

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Sony/Columbia(NEW YORK) -- Loosely based on the 1980s TV show of the same name, The Equalizer stars Denzel Washington as Robert McCall, an obsessive-compulsive bookworm just trying to fit in. McCall works in a Home Depot-like store in Boston, where his younger co-workers look up to him and he’s always able and willing to lend a helping hand, because that’s just the kind of guy Robert is. Or perhaps, that’s the kind of guy Robert needs to be, in order to get away from his past.

Our hero also likes to do some late-night eating and reading at a local diner. It’s where he strikes up a nightly conversation with a prostitute named Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz). She’s interested in what he’s reading, and he’s interested in sharing the wisdom he’s gleaned from the literary classics h...

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