REVIEW: The Equalizer

Photo: Columbia Pictures

Photo: Columbia Pictures

Chris Luckett

Despite his charm and natural charisma, Denzel Washington has made a career out of playing guys that shouldn’t be very likeable. From Philadelphia and Training Day to American Gangster and Flight, Washington has used his talent to make you care about his characters, no matter how uncaring or flawed they may be. His character in the violent The Equalizer, though, remains a hard-to-like cipher, earning no real sympathy during his entire quest of altruistic vengeance.

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