Excerpt: It’s more of the same, it’s too long, and badly paced. However, when you have a movie star so effortlessly engaging like Denzel Washington kicking ass and taking names, the flaws are a bit more forgivable.
Excerpt: Featuring another sterling performance by Denzel Washington as the titular vigilante anti-hero, Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer 2 is a passable action thriller, but not compelling enough to be memorable or as poignant as it clearly aspires to be.
Excerpt: Though clearly the inferior of the two films, The Equalizer II knows its lane and what it’s trying to do, and it does it well enough to be entertaining. It’s clearly a shut-up-and-don’t-think-about-it movie, but it’s good enough at being that that it doesn’t particularly matter.