The Equalizer

The Training Day tandem of director Antoine Fuqua and best actor Oscar-winner Denzel Washington reconnect for this adaptive reboot of the 1980s television series The Equalizer about a mysterious former covert ops specialist intent on leading a decidedly quiet life until he gets drawn into conflict with Russian gangsters (led by Marton Csokas) over a young girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) in need of assistance. Who else can you call — especially when Liam Neeson is busy? (Opens wide Friday) (R) Not screened in time for review

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