Washington solid in lackluster ‘Equalizer’

September 26, 2014 9:34 AM

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Washington solid in lackluster ‘Equalizer’

Denzel Washington must have been behind Liam Neeson in the line at the bank and glimpsed when the Irish actor deposited one of his massive checks from “Taken.”

Washington wanting a cut of that late-career tough-guy action would help explain his presence in “The Equalizer,” a straightforward revenge-action vehicle and update of the ’80s TV series — as well as the possible kickoff for a franchise — that could very easily have starred Jason Statham and no one...

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