Denzel Washington’s a retired CIA wet ops guy who just can’t help but rescue a teenage hooker from her cartoonishly evil Russian pimps. This pulpy vigilante fantasy is directed by Anton Fuqua, who has, since 2001, been dining out on Training Day (which earned Denzel an Oscar) but has produced mostly dreck since then. It would have helped if anything in it were remotely believable. It works well as a kick-ass, sadistic righteous-revenge flick if that’s what you’re looking for, but I found the protagonist to be so superhero invincible that any hope of suspense is sabotaged. Should have been more fun. (133 min)