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Thankfully, 'The Equalizer' Gets an "R" Rating From the MPAA (No Surprise Here)

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act August 27, 2014 at 8:26AM

As expected, 'The Equalizer' gets an R (as in "hard" R) rating from the MPAA.
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I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of all these safe, for the kiddies, PG-13 rated movies, and instead hunger for some more adult-themed R-rated pictures.

And fortunately, there are a whole bunch of them coming this fall, such as the WW II film "Fury" (which is reportedly extremely graphic and disturbing, and definitely a “hard” R), "A Walk Among the Tombstones," "Birdman," "Horns," "Foxcatcher," "Gone Girl," "Nightcrawler" and, joining the list, and no surprise, is Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua’s "The Equalizer."

The film received an R rating from the MPAA this week for “strong bloody violence and language throughout, including some sexual references."

In fact, Fuqua recently said that it was his intention from the get-go to make a "hard" R rated film. As he was quoted: “The violence you witness is Denzel doing it and we're taking some visual effects and doing some things and you see something happen it's happening in front of you as opposed to cutting away and doing a bunch of tricks. It's in front of you... So it's hard not to make it a hard 'R' if you see a guy get punched and teeth wind up in someone's knuckles, you know what I mean? I don't think you can get away with a PG. (laughter) Some other things I can tell you, you'll never look at corkscrews again. (laughter) I'll tell you that. It's hardcore. There's some stuff that even I go, 'Wow, okay'. (laughter) We'll see what happens.”

Can’t wait. Sounds like fun times.

This article is related to: Denzel Washington, Antoine Fuqua


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