A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he cant stand idly by - he has to help her.
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays 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 (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he cant 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. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
|nudity||Several key plot points center around a prostitution ring. One short scene shows a website page with woman posing. Some are scantly dressed. Shower scene where a man is naked, you see his upper torso but his privates are obscured by steam on the shower door. There are implications of sexual activity. A young woman is clearly a part of a Russian Escort Service. A young woman is shown getting into the limousine with an older man, suggesting sexual services.|
|violence||10/10 Can get extremely violent. It is implied that a girl is beaten by a Russian gangster; her face is bruised. A man fires a nail gun at another man in slow motion, we see the nails hit the man and we see blood coming out of his mouth. A man chokes another man with barbed wire and we see a pool of blood forming on the floor. A man slams a shot glass into someone's eye and a corkscrew into someone's mouth. A man strangles a woman to death. This is disturbing. We presume that the man who robbed the mart is killed by the main character with a big hammer. A man drills another man in the head. We don't see graphically but we see blood on the drill. A man is being electrocuted in the flooded sink. A man is stabbed through the neck with a garden tool, we see the blade protruding from his neck. There are many other scenes of similar nature, and at least one graphic verbal description of the same.|
|profanity||10/10 4 "Goddamn." 100 instances of the 'f' word, and 17 of the 's' word. Also, 1 of "cock," 2 of "pussy," 2 of "ass," 2 of "hell," and 3 of "bitch."|
|alcohol||A tall amber liquid-medication bottle is shown on a table in an apartment where a man makes a fake airsickness medication label for a prescription pill bottle, and three large IV bags of clear liquid hang from a metal stand in an ICU cubicle. A beer sign hangs over the door of a market. Two men drink vodka at a table in a bar. Five men drink double shots of vodka from whiskey glasses in a back room of a bar. Two men sit with glasses of wine in a bar and one man drinks. A man smokes a cigarette at home in the dark.|
|frightening||There are scenes that are very violent and graphic. The scene where a man strangles a woman to death is very disturbing and upsetting.|