The Book of Eli - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Book of Eli Reviews

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
April 15, 2010
At last, an action movie even the Pope can love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
April 15, 2010
Directors Allen and Albert Hughes stage some impressive set-pieces, including intricately choreographed fights and a stunning shoot-out covered by a single rotating camera.
| Original Score: 3/4
Peter Galvin
April 15, 2010
Gary Whitta's script seems set out to mimic the contours of a religious parable. It has simplicity, sweep, incredible last minute plot twists, mystical happenings and a fundamental belief in Faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leigh Paatsch
Courier Mail (Australia)
April 15, 2010
Though The Book of Eli devolves into a very basic series of pitched battles between the good and evil adversaries, the film does exert a tight grip on the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
April 13, 2010
Gripping and thought provoking entertainment.
Anders Wotzke
April 12, 2010
Are we really supposed to believe that an iPod's battery life will outlast religion?
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
April 12, 2010
A sense of heavy handed earnestness weigh the film down, with meaningful close ups of Denzel's determined and decent face. He is doing God's work. And God has armed him well; the sense of déjà vu is heightened by the entire production design and CGI
Jason Zingale
April 6, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 19, 2010
It is nice to know that even after the apocalypse, people will still be listening to Al Green.
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 12, 2010
Bursts of action, in which Eli turns a dozen thugs into a circle of bodies, and an interesting punchline make the moody end-of-the-world visuals bearable.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
March 5, 2010
Hollywood has released a mainstream action movie about the Bible. If Eli sparks discussion about faith and the vitality of God's Word, that's cause for acclaim.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
March 2, 2010
t's a post-apocalyptic western, it's an evangelical tract, it's a road movie, it's a martial arts movie, it's a disaster movie, it's a graphic novel. It's equal parts The Road and The Robe, A Fistful of Dollars and Fist of Fury. It's Mad Max meets Left Be
Full Review | Original Score: B+
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
February 16, 2010
Not a movie for atheists. Richard Dawkins would probably insist on a refund!
Kevin A. Ranson
February 15, 2010
The first feel-good, post-apocalyptic, religious thriller of the year (unless you hate Christians, deplore gun violence, and/or love book burnings.)
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
February 6, 2010
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Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 5, 2010
... may boast a futuristic vision, but it already looks old hat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Chambers
February 5, 2010
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 | Original Score: D
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 2, 2010
Yes, it's another post-apocalyptic movie. But it stands on its own as a gripping, entertaining story with a couple of nifty twists.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
February 2, 2010
Finally a post apocalyptic tale that offers everything you want and expect!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
January 31, 2010
As a testament to the importance of the written word in its lowercase and uppercase meanings, THE BOOK OF ELI makes for an odd but compelling action film in defense of literacy and Christian faith.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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