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The Book of Eli Reviews

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Jeff Beck

"The Book of Eli" falls prey to several of the problems that "The Road" had, and while it wasn't as big a failure as that film, it's still a lot of apocalyptic wasteland to get through.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

September 24, 2012
Jason Zingale

Unless you go into the film with low expectations, you'll probably walk out wishing the Hughes brothers disappeared for another nine years.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 6, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's obvious what the book is and the resolution to this quest tale is silly beyond belief. Denzel just plays it quiet, tough and cool, as if that alone will carry the film.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

January 13, 2010
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

While the movie has illusions of portentousness, it can - and should - be taken as a chance to see good actors having a little too much ultra-violent fun.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 81/100

July 3, 2010
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

There are a handful of moments that shine, but Eli is forgettable nonetheless.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 5/10

January 15, 2010
James Berardinelli
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The problem with The Book of Eli is that the narrative isn't a match for its sentiments. The script feels like it's an iteration or two short of a final draft.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 14, 2010
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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While the religious content makes itself felt, sometimes strongly, the heavy action quotient -- the story of Eli the slasher -- tears feelings to tatters.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

January 14, 2010
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine

He is Eli. He carries a Bible with him that no one is allowed to touch. He's got a burning rage on his face that says Team Conan.

Full Review Source: OK! Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 15, 2010
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald

The Book of Eli opens with Denzel Washington's Eli murdering a cat, but by the end it's the film that has really screwed the pooch.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 1/5

April 18, 2010
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

This vivid world created by 'The Book of Eli' quickly collapses, like a pile of dry sand. And as the film settles into increasingly unlikely action sequences and a standard-issue chase, the second half proves to be nowhere near as thrilling as the first.

Full Review Source: Florida Times-Union | Original Score: 2/4

January 15, 2010
Anders Wotzke

Are we really supposed to believe that an iPod's battery life will outlast religion?

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 2/5

April 12, 2010
Paul Chambers

Hey, it's Denzel. But, unfortunately he's caught in a post-apocalyptic thriller pieced together from so many other films. The radiation has apparently gone to his brain. Paul Chambers, CNN.

Full Review Source: CNNRadio | Original Score: D

February 5, 2010
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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Your brain, and, yes, your soul, long for ... a film that walked either the straight and narrow path of righteousness or blazed some new trail instead of frustratingly sticking with such faith and fervor to the middle of the road.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 14, 2010
Clay Cane

I hope the Hughes Brothers abandon these wannabe Hollywood glamor flicks and go back to gritty, raw dramas -- like 'Dead Presidents' and 'Menace II Society' -- that made their work so fresh and groundbreaking.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C-

January 20, 2010
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook

The movie entwines itself in a pedestrian chase-oriented narrative that drags along before descending into irredeemably inexplicable silliness.

Full Review Source: Critic's Notebook | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 17, 2010
Edward Douglas

Like a cross between The Road Warrior and "Deadwood" ... a generic post-Apocalypse movie with a few cool action scenes and a mostly ridiculous premise.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5.5/10

January 13, 2010
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Overstays its welcome and feels preposterous, sophomoric, pretentious and barely engaging thanks to the talents of Denzel Washington & Gary Oldman. It might make for a great midnight movie to laugh at given its abundance of absurdity & mindless violence.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 4.5/10

January 15, 2010
Limara Salt
Little White Lies

The Book of Eli is one of those frustrating films that could be so much better if it simplified its story. Unfortunately the contradictions are too evident to ignore and as a result all of the good elements are completely outweighed.

January 15, 2010
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy

Doing for Christianity what Battlefield Earth did for Scientology, The Book Of Eli is an ill-conceived, preachy leaden dud that's painfully pretentious and deserves to limp off the cinema screens in a mercifully swift time. Avoid.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 1/5

January 15, 2010
Robbie Collin
News of the World

The Book Of Eli is directed by the Hughes Brothers. On this evidence, they've got about as much movie-making talent as the Chuckle Brothers. Their last film was From Hell. Guess what? So is this one.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 2/5

January 22, 2010
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