Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington re-team for the first time since Training Day for The Equalizer. Last time these two cross paths, Denzel grabbed an Oscar and delivered a career-best performance that is still remembered today. Now, the two have shaken up the revenge genre with The Equalizer — a film that’s absolutely bad ass in every single way. There’s just no other way to say it. Fuqua and Washington together make an ultra-violent revenger that holds back nothing and gives up everything. The Equalizer is two hours of solid action, filmed with cold calculation and led by an actor with an endless amount of on-screen ass-kicking skill."