Reviews: The Equalizer 2 (2018)

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  • Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish]
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • 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.
  • [New] | M. Enois Duarte @ HighDef Digest.com
    • 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.
  • Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: A gifted assassin solving hyper-local problems is engaging at times, but the story arc sags due to a meandering script aching for one more edit.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: If you’ve always wanted to watch a movie that explores what Denzel Washington’s life would be like as a Lyft driver, you’re in luck.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • Frank Ochieng @ The Critical Movie Critics
    • Excerpt: Sadly, however, their (Washington and Fuqua) latest collaborative effort is a plodding, formulaic firecracker of a twitchy showcase that merely trudges through the excitable motions.
  • Ruben Peralta Rigaud @ Cocalecas.net [Spanish]
  • James Roberts @ Glide Magazine
    • 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.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Denzel Washington’s charismatic performances elevates the movie which pretty much works like a carbon copy of its predecessor.