The Book of Eli

The Book of Eli

By Albert Hughes & Allen Hughes

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2010-01-15
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Director: Albert Hughes & Allen Hughes
  • Production Company: Alcon Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
6.6/10
6.6
From 3,152 Ratings

Description

In the not-too-distant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once America. A warrior not by choice but necessity, Eli (Denzel Washington) 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 self-appointed despot of a makeshift town of thieves and gunmen. Meanwhile, Carnegie's adopted daughter Solara (Mila Kunis) is fascinated by Eli for another reason: the glimpse he offers of what may exist beyond her stepfather's domain.

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  • Denzel Washington - missing movie

    5
    By Vegas191
    I’m looking for the Denzel Washington movie called “Ricochet”. This is the first Denzel Washington movie I remember. It’s awesome! This movie made him a star! Please add it to your Movie library so I can purchase it. Thank you very much!
  • Borrowed material

    1
    By Cseyfert
    All these reviews on here make me think either iTunes reviews are getting Amazoned (likely), or that the religious freaks are out to tell people this is the best movie since Ben Hur (also likely). Heads up morons, this script was a ripoff of an authentically good book, which carried the WARNING against religious zealotry carrying humanity into never ending cycles of nuclear war. NOT all this "the bible will save us" crap. It is sad Denzel wasted his time on this and lowers my appreciation of him as it could only have been for the cash. If you want the real story, go read "A Canticle for Leibowitz". Don't waste your time or money on this brainwashing trash.
  • Incredible

    5
    By jillmstevenson
    What an amazing movie. Denzel Washington has outdone himself as an actor once again. As Denzel Washington quotes scriptures, he'll make your emotions sway from fighting for the Bible to bringing tears to your eyes for what God has given all of Us. Five stars. Another amazing movie. Well done!!
  • Religiously themed movie, doesn't make it a poorly made film

    3
    By cubemster
    Though one could say that yes this movie paints this idea that the bible is the most important thing in the story, and yes it does treat it like a powerful piece of literature. But may I remind those that have seen the film, there are quite a few scenes in which it has also painted the book as a tool such as for controlling the masses regardless of it being fictitious or not. So in a way we get to see why they were burned after the Great War. We all know many wars have been carried out due to differences of faith. Let the movie stand as a testament to idiocy by the "believers".
  • Surreal

    5
    By Ray Gone
    Wow. I'm a devout Christian so I held off watching this movie because it appeared so dark, but wow. And it is dark and definitely not for all Christians, but if one has the appropriate conscience, the movie is pretty amazing.
  • Great concept

    5
    By Ster to the ling
    Awesome, experience that Denzel Washington takes you on. Bummer there is no sequel with Mila Kunis.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By King Capone 217
    Great movie
  • The Book of Eli

    5
    By just entertainment
    Love this movie. Seen it several times and always find it interesting. The ending is contrived but in some way makes sense. The best of the action films. Of course, DW is the main reason it works but in this case a lesser actor could have still made a great movie. .
  • What I would imagine it would really be like

    4
    By Yuriko J
    It's not an action film. It's a dystopian hero's journey. Mythic.
  • Great, deep story!

    5
    By abial2000
    Disregard the tomatometer, it’s completely off the mark in this case! Read the reviews instead and decide for yourself. Fantastic, grim visuals and a deep, engaging and thought-provoking story. Those wanting a mindless shootbang need not apply. Even though there’s a lot of action and gore it always underscores a point of the story and moves it forward. Don’t pass on this movie - it will make you a better person.

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