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The Equalizer 2

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    83
    from 4 reviewers
  • The Equalizer 2
    2018
    121 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Antoine Fuqua

    Actors: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Orson Bean

    Plot: Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

    Disc Release Date: 11 December 2018

    • Video
      88
    • Audio
      93
    • Extra
      78
    • Movie
      73

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • As perhaps you'd only expect from Sony, this is a great looking video presentation - upscale or not.

    • Audio
      100
    • A tremendous track.

    • Extra
      80
    • The Equalizer 2 delivers the goods on the extras front too.

    • Movie
      70
    • Washington barely breaks a sweat, stylishly putting people out of his misery, killing his way to what could be the master actor's first ever franchise.

    • Total
      80
    • Although not as good as the first one, fans of that film should still check it out.

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      80
    • The Equalizer 2 was reportedly digitally photographed at a resolution of 2.8K. The upscaled UHD image offers modest improvements to sharpness, clarity, and color compared to the world-class Blu-ray, but...

    • Audio
      100
    • The included Dolby Atmos soundtrack is not significantly different compared to the first-class DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 presentation found on the companion Blu-ray. The added fullness is particularly helpful...

    • Extra
      70
    • The Equalizer 2 contains a fairly robust supplemental package on the bundled Blu-ray. No extras appear on the UHD disc. A Movies Anywhere digital copy code is included with purchase. The release ships...

    • Movie
      50
    • There are two kinds of pain in this world. Pain that hurts. Pain that alters.Antoine Fuqua's The Equalizer 2 sets out to recreate the structural and storytelling successes of the original film, a finely...

    • Total
      80
    • The Equalizer 2 is a perfectly competent film that simply lacks the rich and layered character dynamics of the original. It's plodding and procedural, the story between McCall and his teenage project lacks...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • The vigilante hero battles the ghosts of his past on Ultra HD with a beautiful and highly satisfying HEVC H.265 encode, offering an appreciable step-up over the Blu-ray version though it's not quite a...

    • Audio
      100
    • Continuing its winning streak, the sequel comes home with a magnificent, reference-quality Dolby Atmos soundtrack that provides several welcomed enhancements over its DTS-HD counterpart. Right from the...

    • Extra
      50
    • All the special features are contained on the accompanying Blu-ray disc. Retribution Mode (HD): The familiar Picture-in-Picture commentary track where the movie is occasionally interrupted with cast &...

    • Movie
      50
    • In spite of all its flaws and shortcomings, The Equalizer 2 somehow manages to keep audiences engaged just enough to see it through to the end, much like the film's titular character. In fact, our interest...

    • Total
      70
    • In spite of all its flaws and shortcomings, The Equalizer 2 somehow manages to keep audiences engaged just enough to see it through to the end, but the plot is not compelling enough to make this sequel...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      100
    • The added dimension in blacks, and shadows during the low-level scenes is immediately noticeable. The cinematography makes use of shadows, streaming light and a mix of light/dark elements...

    • Audio
      96
    • This is done to very good effect and creates a tangible level of immersion that coincides with the onscreen events nicely. During the first act, there are several instances where the mix generates a noticeable...

    • Extra
      70
    • Disc 1: The Equalizer 2 Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: The Equalizer 2 Blu-ray • “Retribution Mode” with Denzel Washington and Director Antoine Fuqua • 11 Deleted & Extended Scenes • “Denzel as McCall: Round...

    • Movie
      60
    • The Equalizer was directed by the very capable Antoine Fuqua and was a re-imagined take on the TV series of the same name by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim. It was an action/thriller that pulled an...

    • Total
      82
    • It comes to Blu-ray in this Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, featuring an excellent Ultra HD video rendering, top notch high definition video, room filling lossless surround...

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