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THE EQUALIZER 2 [US theatrical version]

THE EQUALIZER 2 <span>[US theatrical version]</span> artwork

THE EQUALIZER 2 [US theatrical version]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 115m 56s

Ratings Info strong bloody violence

Genre(s) Action, Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Antoine Fuqua

Cast includes Denzel Washington, Ashton Sanders, Pedro Pascal, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 01/11/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE EQUALIZER 2 is a US action drama in which a former black ops agent seeks revenge for the murder of an old friend.


There are several scenes of strong violence involving the use of fists, guns and knives. There is occasional blood and bone-breaking in these fights. The hero gouges an enemy's eye, and a man is seen with a graphic stomach injury following an explosion. It is also implied that an assassin forces a man to shoot himself in the head.

A killer holds a family captive in their home before murdering them, and it is implied that he kills their child. The hero seeks vengeance after, it is implied, a woman has been raped and beaten. No sexual violence is shown.

There is use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms such as 'bitch' and 'God'. Black characters use the term 'nigga'. There is misuse of heroin and cocaine.


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US theatrical version
Sony DADC Europe Ltd
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Submitted run time
115m 56s
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The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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