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The Book of Eli

Rated R for some brutal violence and language.

R In Theaters 01/15/2010 , 118min.
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April 30, 2011
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
November 28, 2010
this was hot it was well worth it.see it every one.
July 25, 2010
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.
July 18, 2010
I had to watch it second time to pick up on the fact that Eli was blind ..great action and an off the beat ending of the movie
July 14, 2010
Gorski......when I watched this movie...I was actually doing what you said...THINKING RATIONALLY. And I hope that before you write stuff like " San Francisco was not in direct contact with the sun " , you should first THINK before you type. Maybe it is easy to push the accelerate pedal or step on the brakes....but to drive endless miles on an SUV without gassing up is close to

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

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. Full Review
James Berardinelli
The problem with The Book of Eli is that the narrative isn't a match for its sentiments. The script feels like it's an iteration or two short of a final draft. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
The story requires a greater leap of faith than I was willing or able to muster, since Eli is also a saintly pilgrim on a God-given mission to save a ruined world. Full Review
Kirk Honeycutt
The Hollywood Reporter
The Hughes Brothers' measured, well-paced direction complements the comic-book simplicity of this narrative. Full Review
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
The movie keeps you watching and generally engaged. Full Review

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