The Equalizer is an American action film directed by Antoine Fuqua and released by Sony Pictures Entertainment (through the Columbia Pictures name) in theaters on September 26th, 2014. Due to Sony targeting a BBFC 15 rating, the UK version had to be censored to tone down the violence in a couple of scenes.


UK Censorship[]

  • The closeup shot of the corkscrew being pushed further into Tevi's mouth, and the final shot of his face right before it's withdrawn was cut.
  • The first shot of the mercenary bleeding & choking on the barbed wire noose was cut.
  • A closeup of Teddy beating Little John's face twice and a shot from behind that shows him readying another punch was cut.
  • The gangster being impaled through the neck was shortened to reduce the violence.

Where to find it uncensored[]

Every other country has it uncensored, and the 18-rated 4K UHD Blu-ray release is uncensored.