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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
Awesome! Biblical truth will always preveil and God's word will never be destroyed. Great Movie.
Reviewer: Jamie Review refers to DVD version
I LOVED this movie! Denzel was outstanding in this movie. I am so glad it finally came out on DVD. The fighting scenes will have you on the edge of your seat. Great cast in this movie! This movie will have wanting more and it will keep you in suspense!
Reviewer: Olivia Review refers to Blu-ray / DVD Combination version
We talked about it at church trying to image what the Book of Eli could have been about. You could not have seen such a surprise ending and story at this movie had for me. It is a must own for my collection and I love seeing Denzel Washington.
Reviewer: Marvis H Review refers to DVD version
This movie was a sleeper and that's a shame. He is the TRUTH and the LIGHT!!! Without Him, all will ultimately perish!
Reviewer: Anita Review refers to DVD version