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R| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
Thirty years after war turned the world into a wasteland, a lone warrior named Eli (Denzel Washington) marches across the ruined landscape, carrying hope for humanity's redemption. Only one other man (Gary Oldman) understands the power of what Eli carries, and he is determined to take it for himself. Though Eli prefers peace, he will risk death to protect his precious cargo, for he must fulfill his destiny to help restore mankind.

Cast: Denzel Washington , Gary Oldman , Mila Kunis , Ray Stevenson , Jennifer Beals , Evan Jones , Joe Pingue , Frances de la Tour

Directors: Allen Hughes , Albert Hughes

Genres: Adventure, Action

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Book of Eli (2010)

Release Date: January 15th, 2010|1 hr. 58 min.

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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The Book of Eli isn't as exciting or funny or inspiring as it wants and needs to be, and its preachy ending is an ordeal. But Washington, a movie star who can act, is one cool dude who is worth following anywhere. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A dynamic story, sprinkled with some interesting ideas about the preciousness of culture and how societies might rebuild themselves. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A didactic and humorless Western, Eli is too laborious for an action film and too brutal to be an inspirational tale. show more

  • April 30, 2011 nf00000000090272
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    Never had any interest in watching this movie because the previews did not do it justice. I was on HBO one day so I decided to watch it and was BLOWN AWAY! I am not religious in any way but this is such a great movie and Denzel is KICKASS! I now ask all my friends if they have seen this movie and if they havnt I make sure they watch it. It is amazing and inspiring. And I promise that as soon as this movie is over you will want to watch it again. I PROMISE

  • November 28, 2010 StATeLoVeScItY..
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    this was hot it was well worth it.see it every one.

  • July 25, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Starts off fantastic - superb production, direction and cinematography masterfully describes the pessimistic glum of a post- apocalyptic world in anarchy. Great action sequences follow. As the plot unravels it reveals its shortcomings, and undoes the brilliant beginning. Still well worth watching though.

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