The Equalizer 2

There Will Be Consequences.


The Equalizer 2
For those who enjoyed the first film four years ago (which was a surprise sleeper hit), episode two offers more of the same. McCall is once again out seeking revenge, this time on behalf of a dead friend, and all those who made the mistake of going to war with him will find time running out fast. This film is releasing in 2D and IMAX. This is the 2D version.

120 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse).
Action, Crime, Thriller.

Showtimes

There must be someone around here to shoot at ...
There must be someone around here to shoot at ...

Credits

Cast
Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Orson Bean, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Jonathan Scarfe
Director
Antoine Fuqua
ScreenplayRichard Wenk, based on the TV series by Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim
MusicHarry Gregson-Williams
CinematographyOliver Wood
EditingConrad Buff IV
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2018
Produced byColumbia Pictures, Escape Artists, Fuqua Films, Lonetree Entertainment, Mace Neufeld Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime thriller.
LanguageStrong impact crude language occurs fairly frequently throughout the film in the context of swearing, aggressive exchanges and even in derogatory and insulting contexts.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceThe film contains frequent, strong impact displays of realistic, vicious violence, often resulting in blood-letting and other noticeable injuries, containing some accentuation techniques such as details, close-ups and realistic sound effects.
PrejudiceInfrequent low to mild prejudicial language based on gender and race within the context of swearing and the characterisation of the individuals uttering the words.
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsThe action crime thriller explores themes of vigilantism, killings, sabotage, gangsters, friendship, investigation, crime, revenge, rescue, abduction, murder, justice and death, with the negative themes dealing with crime, vigilantism and killings outweighing the positive ones dealing with friendship and justice. Although the film contains some pro-social messages regarding fighting for justice and protecting the innocent, negative messages about violence as a means to achieve goals and solve-problems is sustained throughout. Themes and messages are complex and mature and likely to be confusing for cognitively, emotionally and morally immature children under 16 years, especially teenagers who are highly susceptible to media influences. Themes are also presented with a strong sense of threat and menace, as contained in frequent displays of bloody violence, and an underlying sense of suspense, all intensified by the enhanced audio-visual effects of the cinematic format, and may therefore be disturbing, upsetting, distressing and potentially psychologically harmful to children under 16 years. Negative messages of violence being a means to an end may also mislead and morally harm immature viewers under 16 years, who are still developing an independent moral value system.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

R: Restrictedunknown
Runtime121
USA version release is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
4
Sex
1
Language
4
Consumerism
4
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Todd McCarthy quote iconZen killer loses some of his cool.
10
Cape Times
Michael O'Sullivan quote iconEqual parts violence and blood-letting.
15
24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconThere is clearly a good film to be made with this character, this actor and this director but The Equalizer wasn’t it (I don’t think; I genuinely remember next to nothing about it despite having definitely seeing it and reviewing it for this very website a mere four years ago) and once you get past its opening act, the Equalizer 2 really, really isn’t it either.
5
Metacritic.com
40 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
110 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Equalizer 2 delivers the visceral charge of a standard vigilante thriller, but this reunion of trusted talents ultimately proves a disappointing case study in diminishing returns.
10
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconSequel offers more stylish, inventive, violent action.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
35 users
14
Rottentomatoes users
2149 users
15
IMDB
4658 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
12

Average .. 57%

11

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