THE BOOK OF ELI Movie Reviews
The Book of Eli was released to theaters yesterday Friday January 15, 2010. The movie stars Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis and directed by Allen & Albert Hughes.
In The Book of Eli, Denzel Washington stars as a lone warrior named Eli, who fights his ay across the desolate wasteland of near-future America to realize his destiny and deliver the knowledge that can bring civilization back from the brink of destruction and save the future of humanity.
If you are planning on watching the movie, here are a few movie reviews from around the internet to help you make up your mind.
The Book of Eli marks the theatrical return of the directing team of Albert and Allen Hughes. The brothers are known for their gritty urban dramas like Menace II Society and Dead Presidents, but for the new decade they’ve decided to go in a different direction. Eli is a post-apocalyptic Western that has elements of an action thriller as well as a religious epic. The film’s cast is led by two time Oscar winner Denzel Washington as the pseudo-savior of mankind, and Gary Oldman as his archenemy. Both deliver strong, polarizing performances that give The Book of Eli the push it needs to go above and beyond your expectations…. Read more
If we’ve learned anything from the Post-Apocalyptic Adventure genre — and if we haven’t learned anything, then what’s the point? — it’s that no matter how toxic the air after war/disease/robot uprising destroys society as we know it, no matter how precious water and canned lima beans become, and no matter how difficult it is to find attractive footwear, humankind will still have access to ample amounts of gasoline to fuel their armored SUV deathmobiles. Oh, and there’ll always be plenty of ammo. Which is important, because after the apocalypse, there’ll be lots of gun battles with poorly dressed, giggling cannibals…. Read more
Christian Science Monitor
What is it about movies and the apocalypse these days? It can’t all be blamed on post-9/11 syndrome. I was just recovering from “The Road” when along comes “The Book of Eli,” starring Denzel Washington as a wanderer in the wasteland of a proverbial not-too-distant future. It’s 30 years after what is doomily referred to as “the last war,” and water is so scarce that people bathe with leftover wet wipes from KFC….. Read more
Also feel free to watch the trailer below.