The Equalizer 2 (2018)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Thriller

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Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

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  • Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 2 (2018)
  • Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 2 (2018)
  • Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 2 (2018)
  • Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 2 (2018)
  • Denzel Washington and Ashton Sanders in The Equalizer 2 (2018)
  • Denzel Washington and Pedro Pascal in The Equalizer 2 (2018)

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4 August 2018 | paniwala
| Not as Fast paced as the first one
We expected this to be as fast paced as the first one. Very slow narration and at times dragging with too many slow side stories. Action not as fast paced and impactful as the first one. Can wait for it on HBO. Cant believe the director Antoine Fuqua is the same on this one ! Denzel Washington is good but not at his best.

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Did You Know?


Similar to the first film, this sequel also utilizes a gratuitously-bearded henchman who is ex-military and/or has CIA assassination training which was played by Garrett Golden. In the Equalizer (2014), the character was played by Tait Fletcher.


Robert McCall: I'm your father. You mama forgot to tell you about me.


After taking Amy to the hospital to get her stomach pumped, Robert pays a visit to the men that put her there. After he asks for their cell phones and any other video recording equipment, we see one of the men go to the door and lock it. When Robert leaves about a minute after, he doesn't have to unlock the door; he just pulls down the handle to open it. Rotary locks such as this work independently from the door handle.

Alternate Versions

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:

  • an already broken arm being further twisted
  • two knives being pulled upwards in a man's body at the end of stabbing
  • a gory shot of insides hanging out after an explosion
  • a man's spine being severed before he's thrown off a building


Written by Robert Martino, Henry Celestin,
Quavo (as Quavious Keyate Marshall), D.J. Durel (as Daryl McPherson), Takeoff (as Kirsnick Khari Ball) and Offset (as Kiari Kendrell Cephus)
Performed by Migos
Courtesy of Quality Control Music/Motown Records/Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Action | Crime | Thriller


Release Date:

20 July 2018


English, French, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Box Office


$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,011,640 (USA) (22 July 2018)


$102,084,362 (USA) (20 September 2018)

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