Kurt Loder Reviews The Equalizer and Jimi: All Is by My Side


Columbia Pictures

You know you're in for some stylish mayhem when Robert McCall, the deceptively mild-mannered hero of Antoine Fuqua's The Equalizer, rams a wine-bottle corkscrew up into the throat of a deserving creep and you see its curlicue tip wiggling around inside the man's screaming mouth. Yikes. And there's more – much more – where that came from. Kurt Loder writes that the director does a slick job of updating a 1980s TV series for a nastier age.