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Directing duo, Albert and Allen Hughes (From Hell) return with this chilling post-apocalyptic tale that will haunt your future thoughts.
In the not-too-distant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once America. Empty cities, broken highways, seared earth, all around him, the marks of catastrophic destruction. There is no civilization here, no law. The roads belong to gangs that would murder a man for his shoes, an ounce of water...or for nothing at all.
But they're no match for this traveler.
A warrior not by choice but necessity, Eli (Denzel Washington, The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3) seeks only peace but, if challenged, will cut his attackers down before they realize their fatal mistake. It's not his life he guards so fiercely but his hope for the future; a hope he has carried and protected for 30 years and is determined to realize. Driven by this commitment and guided by his belief in something greater than himself, Eli does what he must to survive, and continue.
Only one other man in this ruined world understands the power Eli holds, and is determined to make it his own: Carnegie (Gary Oldman, The Dark Knight), the self-appointed despot of a makeshift town of thieves and gunmen. Meanwhile, Carnegie's adopted daughter Solara (Mila Kunis, Max Payne) is fascinated by Eli for another reason: the glimpse he offers of what may exist beyond her stepfather's domain.
But neither will find it easy to deter him. Nothing, and no one, can stand in his way. Eli must keep moving to fulfill his destiny and bring help to a ravaged humanity.
Special Features include A Lost Tale: Billy – an animated short covering Carnegie’s backstory, plus additional scenes.
Reviews Counted: 192
Fresh:-Hank Sartin, Time Out, November 18, 2011
Fresh: The Hughes brothers' film feels more vibrant than the bleak Road, which was launched at us in November. Here the brothers show us the horror but somehow the staid and calm Denzel feels more approachable than the distraught and scrambling Viggo.-Laremy Legel, Film.com, May 06, 2011
Fresh: I sat down to The Book of Eli expecting a lecture, and was instead treated to a rollicking action film that evoked the manic ultra-violence of Mad Max rather than the sensitive study of humanity of The Road.-Simon Miraudo, Quickflix, October 21, 2010
Rotten: Washington is always watchable and will hold your gaze during a highly ambitious but ultimately wonky attempt to inject spiritual depth into the blockbuster flock.-Ben McEachen, Sunday Times (Australia), April 19, 2010
Unable to rate. DVD would not play at all. May rate replacement, same movie, Book of Eli.
Reviewer: Robert J Review refers to DVD version
A deep and powerful movie, for thinking people.
Reviewer: Cindy D Review refers to DVD version
Reviewer: Critic Review refers to DVD version
This is a movie worth watching. It helps some if you know the bible. Slow gave you a chance to think and action is action. I enjoyed all the actors, I thought they put real effort to make us(the viewer)believe that this could happen.
Reviewer: Joseph Review refers to DVD version
I saw this movie on one of the premium movie channels and was upset I hadn't seen it earlier. My associates were surprised I hadn't seen this one sooner. It was very good it rocked, ordered it today for my mom to watch and the shipping was free an even better deal. When it first came out I wasn't impressed with the previews and decided I didn't want to see it ut was I wrong. Its good from beginning to the end good job Denzel Washington and Mila Kunis
Reviewer: Poncella Review refers to DVD version