The Equalizer 2

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Sequel offers more stylish, inventive, violent action.

R 2018 125 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 15+

Highway to Heaven disguised as an action movie.

The message is as wise and positive as any movie I've ever seen. It shows how the evil of the world is counterbalanced only by the good, kind and often small things we do.

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Great messages
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age 17+


This movie is not for children, however, it's classic Denzel in every good sense of the term. It combines raw vigilante style justice with a heart for the pure and innocent folks who deserve better in life. His mission to rid the world of corruption only as it steps in his path, and simultaneously help the unfortunate, or mistreated makes for a hero that is worth cheering for, and in the end you find yourself choosing to forget the violent actions he performs in order to accomplish his mission. This movie gripped me from the beginning to the end. I, for one, couldn't think of a better portrayal of Denzel's character as I watched The Equalizer 2. I believe that there's a strong correlation between his character in the movie, and how he sees himself as a Christian. Never afraid of expressing his faith, doing good to the best of his ability, and fighting the enemy of his soul through spiritual warfare... which can get very intense, indeed. I would watch this again, and again!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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