The Book of Eli, directed by the Hughes Brothers and starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis and Michael Gambon in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where a loan hero fights to protect a book that could save humanity.
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Written on: 11/01/2011
The "Book of Eli" is a rare case of a film being better than its scenario. The scenario is 'B Movie class' stuff, full of time-honoured cliches, but the excellent photography, directing and acting (in that order perhaps) make it truly 'A Class'. Denzel Washington's character was refreshingly believable despite his 'unbelievable' stunts and heroics while the other main characters are also solid supports. The strongest point of the movie is the overall atmosphere very successfully aided by high… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/08/2010 by Taylott (173 reviews written)
If you can't get enough of this post apocalyptic stuff,'The Book of Eli' isn't a bad addition to the genre.
Coming hot on the heels of The Road, Eli is a far more conventional and formulaic vision of future hell.
Though The Book of Eli devolves into a very basic series of pitched battles between the good and evil adversaries, the film does exert a tight grip on the viewer.
Directors Allen and Albert Hughes stage some impressive set-pieces, including intricately choreographed fights and a… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/06/2010 by helruna (36 reviews written)
This movie has it's pluses and minuses. Recently there has been a lot of apocalyptic movies from involving zombies, to cannibals to global warming. With the success and well deserved praise for The Road, this movie follows in the similar vein. The key difference is the choice of the protagonist's skills and drive. There is no doubt that Denzel Washington again shines in a great action movie as its main protagonist. His motivations are within pure honour and one would say he's almost like a… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/06/2010 by john rutherford (3 reviews written)
really good film lots of twists and turns i loved it… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/03/2010 by NEWREVIEWQUEEN (30 reviews written)
Not wanting to spoil the ending....The Book of Eli stars the lovely Denzel Washington set in what can only be described as the morning after the end of the world.
The film follows Denzel on his journey over coming adversity to complete his "quest". The movie is a visual delight and some shots could easily be pulled and displayed as wall art.
Another great Denzel movie and a must see (even if you wait until its out on DVD )… Read Full Review
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