Eli Reviews

November 12, 2019
It's undeniably bold but Eli feels like a trap that ultimately forgives its prey. It's too safe of a horror movie. [Full review in Spanish].
October 31, 2019
Foy and the film's three writers build to an artless, third-act twist that feels like a future case study for cheap screenwriting rug-pulls.
October 28, 2019
To be honest, the "twist ending" was far from fulfilling...still, it's ~spooky szn~ and the jump scares mostly worked on me, so I'll give this one a thumbs medium.
October 28, 2019
After all the deliciously terrifying setup - perhaps some of the finest in recent times - the film reveals a truth that insta-damns it to silly valley.
October 25, 2019
Despite the risks Eli takes, at its core the movie is not very good. The performances are expected but competent. The scares are hollow jump-shocks where the score tells you precisely what's coming next.
October 23, 2019
Despite some good scares, Eli winds up being more monotone than convincing. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 22, 2019
Eli represents yet another strange acquisition by Netflix from the old media - it's becoming clearer and clearer why these projects are getting dumped on streaming services.
October 21, 2019
It's a pleasure to see [director Ciarán] Foy returning to something a bit less contrived this time around. Unfortunately, despite employing the likes of Kelly Reilly and Lili Taylor, his latest is a bit of an underwhelming slog.
October 20, 2019
A mostly interminable horror flick...
October 18, 2019
The feeling that you're being hornswoggled by a movie is a lousy one.
October 18, 2019
We have no real idea what's going on through most of Eli, which results in a film that is more often confusing than frightening.
October 18, 2019
There's only so many times you can listen to a ten-year-old boy scream "No, let go of me!" before you want to hit the mute button.
October 18, 2019
The film is scattered with a number of familiar horror sequences, from a couple of nasty dreams to some extended jump scares, but none of them really land.