The Equalizer 3

The Equalizer 3

Robert McCall finds himself at home in Southern Italy but he discovers his friends are under the control of local crime bosses. As events turn deadly, McCall knows what he has to do: become his friends' protector by taking on the mafia.

  • Released: 2023-08-30
  • Runtime: 109 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Thrillers
  • Stars: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Gaia Scodellaro, David Denman, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Remo Girone, Sonia Ammar, Daniele Perrone, Andrea Scarduzio, Andrea Dodero, Giovanni Scotti, Melissa Leo
  • Director: Antoine Fuqua
  • alexgs1 - 25 June 2024
    Far too much violence! Italy is horrible place
    The worst instalment of the Equaliser trilogy. It is a worse in the script and execution. And lots and lots of sadistic violence. Not the usual violence we see in action movies but the one that takes cruelty to the highest level.

    The " Italian" element seemed to me a big cliche. It looked like I was watching again The Talent Mr Ripley ; or Ripley also in Netflix. It was a collage of scenes of narrow cobblestone streets up hill, Italian celebrating "azzurra " victory , a religious procession in the street.... Also some continuity / editing flaws like a storm coming which never arrived immediately followed by the procession with the entire population in the streets. Or the bad guy jumping from his bed with a messy hair, followed by him chasing the good guy as if he had previously stopped at the hairdresser.

    And what is the point of Dakota Fanning's character in the story? She did nothing constructive for the plot. Oh , actually she delivered the money to the old man in the end (a scene poorly written by the way as maybe the entire film).

    Skip this last part and enjoy the first 2 Equalizers.
  • r96sk - 13 May 2024
    Fuqua and Washington are evidently a top notch pairing
    A kick-ass third installment!

    The story depicted in 'The Equalizer 3' is surprisingly straightforward, it's literally just Robert McCall reactively killing bad guys for almost two hours... so what's not to enjoy?! Denzel Washington in the lead role is as ace as he is in the prior flicks, I am yet to watch a less than good Denzel picture; 15 films deep into his filmography, what an actor!

    I don't recall the previous two movies from this trilogy featuring as many brutal deaths as this one does, which is great. I could be misrembering but, whatever, I really enjoyed seeing McCall do his thing in this one. The music is also noteworthy, while the Italian setting is splendidly portrayed - terrific choice of location! The support cast are inferior to Washington, naturally, but still solid, cool to see Dakota Fanning reunite onscreen with the aforementioned.

    End of the trilogy it seems, though there are murmurs on potentially more films in some sorta way - hardly unexpected. As for these three, 2 is my favourite followed by this and then 1. Antoine Fuqua (also yet to see a less than very good movie from him, from 7 watched) and Washington are evidently a top notch pairing, either way.