• The Book of Eli (2010)

The Book of Eli

Release Date: January 15th, 2010

DVD Release Date: June 15th, 2010

R |1 hr 52 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

Director: Allen Hughes , Albert Hughes

Genres: Adventure , Action

Production Co: Silver Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Underdog, Intense, Gritty

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall 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. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Though not as lyrical as "The Road," which benefits from both its visual artistry and its humanist perspective, The Book of Eli employs the genre conventions of the western to make mythic its principal character. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The Hughes Brothers' measured, well-paced direction complements the comic-book simplicity of this narrative. show more

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