The Book of Eli (2010)

R   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama

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A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.




  • Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli (2010)
  • Denzel Washington at an event for The Book of Eli (2010)
  • Denzel Washington at an event for The Book of Eli (2010)
  • Denzel Washington at an event for The Book of Eli (2010)
  • Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli (2010)
  • Denzel Washington and Evan Jones in The Book of Eli (2010)

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23 January 2010 | wesleysolmon
| Great Acting...but thats it
The Book of Eli was an interesting idea of a movie, one man setting off to the west trying to find the best place for this one of a kind book he walks around with. Now, that is pretty much the whole plot of the movie. 2 hours of watching this man walk west, obviously encountering a few obstacles on the way. This eventually leads to him being chased by someone that really wants the book. Now, not to be hasty...but there is no real intriguing plot to the movie. I do believe that Gary Oldman did a great job in this film and as did Denzel, though at some parts the acting seemed less believable. This movie does have some interesting action scenes where Denzel goes on a killing frenzy, which was quite entertaining. If you want to see this movie, realize you are not going to be drawn in by the plot. It is a very slow-paced start that gradually builds up, and then, in my opinion, drops at the very end. I don't mean the end in general, I mean the last 10-20 seconds of the film. It really was quite a dumb ending that just should have been taken out.

Final Rating: 6.5/10

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