R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?
After over fifty-five film and television credits, this was Denzel Washington's first sequel.
There are two kinds of pain in this world. The pain that hurts, the pain that alters.
Robert McCall: Today, you get to choose.
When Dave is in the kitchen with his wife and kids, McCall enters and the wife tells Dave "it's one of your old Army buddies". But when the kid is hiding in the secret closet you see a Marine Corps. full dress blues uniform and at the end of the movie the kid sees a picture of McCall and his wife and again McCall is in a dress blues uniform. If McCall was a Marine then Dave was too and no Marine wife would make the mistake of calling them an Army buddy.......
The UK release is pre-cut to secure a 15 certificate instead of an 18, reducing scenes of "strong violence and gore". Compared to the New Zealand release (whose rating board also releases full running times in mm:ss), it's 11s shorter at 120:34 instead of 120:45. The cut version was released on DVD & Blu-ray while the uncut version was released on Ultra HD Blu-ray. The following was removed:
English, French, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish
$36,011,640 (USA) (22 July 2018)
$102,084,362 (USA) (20 September 2018)