Rent The Equalizer 3 (2023)

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1h 44min
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Synopsis:
Since giving up his life as a government assassin, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) has struggled to reconcile the horrific things he's done in the past and finds a strange solace in serving justice on behalf of the oppressed. Finding himself surprisingly at home in Southern Italy, he discovers his new 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.
Actors:
, , , , , , , Andrea Dodero, , Zakaria Hamza, Manuela Tasciotti, Dea Lanzaro, , , Niccolò Fava, Alessandro Xavier De Silva, , , , Adriano Sabrie
Directors:
Producers:
Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Eldridge, Antoine Fuqua, Alex Siskin, Michael Sloan, Steve Tisch, Clayton Townsend, Denzel Washington
Writers:
Richard Wenk, Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim
Aka:
The Equalizer III / EQ3
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/12/2023
Run Time:
104 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Estonian, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Blood Brothers: The Collaboration of Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua
  • Call to Action
  • Robert Mccall: A Man of the People
  • Denzel and Dakota: A Reunion
  • Postcards from the Amalfi Coast
  • Jacob Banks "Monster" Lyric Video
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/12/2023
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Estonian, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Over 15 Minutes of Deleted Scenes
  • Blood Brothers: The Collaboration of Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua
  • Call to Action
  • Robert Mccall: A Man of the People
  • Denzel and Dakota: A Reunion
  • Postcards from the Amalfi Coast
  • Jacob Banks "Monster" Lyric Video
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/12/2023
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Atmos
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Estonian, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Blood Brothers: The Collaboration of Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua
  • Call to Action
  • Robert Mccall: A Man of the People
  • Denzel and Dakota: A Reunion
  • Postcards from the Amalfi Coast
  • Jacob Banks "Monster" Lyric Video

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Reviews (2) of The Equalizer 3

Beautifully realised travelogue/thriller - The Equalizer 3 review by Alphaville

Spoiler Alert
30/12/2023

One of the attractions of the Equalizer franchise, besides Denzel’s charismatic lead, is its emphasis on beautiful settings and appealing characters. Here the setting is the picturebook town of Abrani, set in a canyon on Italy’s Amalfi coast (standing in for Sicily in the plot), beautifully filmed by Antoine Fuqua’s fluid camerawork. The mafia-harassed locals in need of Denzel’s skills are equally well-drawn. Even when there’s little going on in the plot, it’s good to spend time with them while we follow Denzel wandering around town getting to know them. You’ll want to visit. It’s almost a travelogue. As for the mafia baddies… they’re suitably nasty and really need to be equalized by our hero. Disappointments? Government sidekick Dakota Fanning has little to work with and the climax is a damp squib. Despite that, the journey there is beautifully realised and a joy to watch. Keep ‘em coming, Antoine.

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Highly Entertaining Action Thriller - The Equalizer 3 review by GI

Spoiler Alert
23/01/2024

By now you know exactly what you're going to get and this doesn't disappoint. A highly entertaining action thriller and in this case a beautiful southern Italian setting. Denzel Washington reprises his role as the ADHD suffering former CIA black ops man who likes to right wrongs but is a troubled man due to the unbelievable amount of people he's iced over three films. He's reunited here with his Man On Fire (2004) co-star Dakota Fanning, who I have to say is a little underused but this is Washington's show. As McCall he's still out there dishing the violence on the bad guys and he's in Italy where after being wounded is recuperating in a lovely little town, befriended by the locals and ready to finally settle down for some well earned peace and quiet. Unfortunately the local mafia boss is a nasty piece of work and McCall decides to rid the town of him and his henchmen. This is done with some toe curling violence, beautifully choreographed and all great fun and what we expect with an Equalizer film. It's full on action and bloody and entertains from start to finish. If you enjoyed the first two then this will not disappoint.

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Critic review

The Equalizer 3 (aka The Equalizer III / EQ3) review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

There’s something both grand and simple about how The Equalizer 3 weaves itself better than the previous sequel. It could be the change of scenery, the more straightforward procedural approach, or the more understated performance by Denzel Washington returning to the lead role. There are fewer moral monologues and fewer spewed moral lessons in Robert McCall’s violent quest as a do-gooder. It still has that aspect of fighting for a community amid gangsters, but there’s a key to making this formula more intriguing: McCall isn’t fighting on his home turf.

In this entry, Robert has taken off for Italy to investigate what happened to the stolen money of a cyber-crime scheme. His trail leads him to the den of dangerous men, which McCall makes short work of. He doesn’t, however, shoot the grandson of the enforcer, letting the kid run off after having shot him. With McCall injured and near death, he recovers in the coastal Italian town of Altamonte. While enjoying the simple pleasures of the food and people, he tips off the CIA about a secret drug trade going on with the local gangsters. From there, the fireworks fly as McCall plays enforcer for the residents and local police being assaulted by these violent goons.

McCall becomes more intriguing in this action thriller because he becomes way more aloof and shadowy with his actions. He only comes out of the darkness to thread the CIA closer and take out some henchmen who are clearly going to murder some innocent people. He never forms an intimate bond with the villagers, which is treated as a cross-cultural moment. There are no corny scenes of Washington trying to learn Italian from a sweetheart waitress or teaching a small kid to dance so that he has a reason to save these people later. The unspoken love of people trying to enjoy life is all the insensitivity he needs to confront some gun-toting goons.

This understated setup keeps the film on track with its progression of busting a drug operation and appreciating the spectacle of McCall’s many kills. The enforcer has grown more confident and refined so that he doesn’t waste too much time monologuing about his skills before each impressive takedown. We, the audience, have seen two movies worth of this guy timing his assassinations to be expertly crafted and creatively executed. So the moment McCall starts the clock, there’s some good action on the way, and the film doesn’t disappoint in this department. McCall’s highlights include shootings, stabbings, and a clever hanging that finds a goon crashing through a stained-glass ceiling.

In the realm of action franchises featuring middle-aged stars, The Equalizer 3 succeeds at still feeling exciting and less dreary as a thriller. Director Antoine Fuqua plays up his strengths by staging compelling action and effectively using Washington for more intimidating swagger than blistering banter. At the point where most action series feel like they’re out of gas, this one feels like there’s enough in the tank for another trip.

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