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The Book of Eli Reviews

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November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2011
The Hughes brothers' film feels more vibrant than the bleak Road, which was launched at us in November. Here the brothers show us the horror but somehow the staid and calm Denzel feels more approachable than the distraught and scrambling Viggo.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 21, 2010
I sat down to The Book of Eli expecting a lecture, and was instead treated to a rollicking action film that evoked the manic ultra-violence of Mad Max rather than the sensitive study of humanity of The Road.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 13, 2010
Having to put your brain on cruise control to appreciate a movie is never a good sign, but in this film's case, letting yourself go for two hours is well worth it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 24, 2010
...a watchable endeavor that should please fans of the genre...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 6, 2010
The Book of Eli was missing a few chapters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 27, 2010
... this post-apocalyptic odyssey manages to bring a spiritual miracle journey to the secular world and deliver a payoff on both levels.
June 10, 2010
It's not a great film, but has moments of brilliance. Jennifer Beals is outstanding and the lack of heavy-handed religious grandstanding is a welcome touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2010
...if you can't get enough of this postapocalyptic stuff,'The Book of Eli' isn't a bad addition to the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 2, 2010
"I'm not certain the shell-game resolution is worth the journey, but the picture is satisfactorily atmospheric and often challenging, perhaps even unintentionally chilling in its closing statement of devotion."
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 17, 2010
Its unusual ambition and thoughtfulness make it resonate a bit more than most slick studio action fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 13, 2010
Coming hot on the heels of The Road, Eli is a far more conventional and formulaic vision of future hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 15, 2010
In its limpid simplicity and stock portrayals of good and evil characters, it has a forward momentum that's compelling.
April 15, 2010
At last, an action movie even the Pope can love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
April 13, 2010
Gripping and thought provoking entertainment.
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
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
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