The Book of Eli is a American post-apocalyptic neo-western action film directed by The Hughes Brothers, written by Gary Whitta, and starring Denzel. 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, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson. Which villain, played by Gary Oldman, is best?. In a violent post-apocalyptic society, a drifter, Eli, has been wandering westward across North America for the last thirty years. He finds solace in a unique book.
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Eli walks alone in post-apocalyptic America. He heads west In his backpack is the last copy of a book that could become the wellspring of a revived society. It's certainly uneven, and many viewers will find that its reach exceeds its grasp, but The Book of Eli finds the Hughes brothers injecting some fresh stylish fun. I'm at a loss for words, so let me say these right away: "The Book of Eli" is very watchable. You won't be sorry you went. It grips your attention.
Check out The Family Corner below for more details. This is bound to stir arguments. Eli is a violent Christian, but he lives in a violent world.
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Still, even if he's on a holy quest, does he have to defend himself and the Bible so coldly? Can the violence of his self-defense be reconciled with the Christian message of love and service? Let the debate begin. Discerning filmgoers will also wince at the harsh realities of Eli's post-apocalyptic world.
Prostitution and cannibalism are referenced, but never shown. Rape is attempted in one scene and horrifically implied in another, though again there's nothing graphically depicted. And there's lots of profanity. While such content is not for everyone, it doesn't negate the film's positive message or its entertainment potential. In spite of the brutal violence, I found The Book of Eli much easier to stomach than the bleak realities and emotional hardships of The Road.
This film is more of a crowd-pleaser in tone—a gritty comic book rather than a grim drama. Washington remains an engaging actor, there are moments of humor, and though the action isn't first-rate or groundbreaking, it's still often exciting.
Here again they demonstrate a flair for interesting visuals, swooping cameras, and tightly cut action. Interesting that this is the project that finally draws them out of semi-retirement.
There's also something to be said for an action movie driven by ideas instead of the other way around, especially since there are at least 15 minutes of movie after the final action scene.
The ending has a couple of clever twists that some have already complained are preposterous. But I enjoyed them; they involve the sort of things Christians will enthusiastically embrace. Some will consider the film B-movie trash.
Others will say it's an action movie of above-average intelligence. Some will say there's too much filth to wade through to appreciate the presence of the Bible; others will note that despite the objectionable material, it's a Hollywood action movie that, remarkably, puts God's power on display and allows his Word to prevail. And while there's a degree of reverence toward God's Word and general Christian practices, Christ himself isn't really referenced.
Still, we can share amazement that Hollywood has released a mainstream action movie about the Bible. If The Book of Eli succeeds in sparking public discussion about faith and the vitality of God's Word, that's cause for acclaim. Eli wields a machete to lop off hands and heads, uses firearms to blow away lots of bad guys, and fires arrows through the necks and crotches of would-be rapists. Rape is implied and attempted, though never really shown.
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Reviews Movie Review. The Book of Eli Its brutal content is not for all tastes, but this thoughtful action movie finds Denzel Washington protecting the last copy of a very important book: Russ Breimeier January 15, Our Rating. Mpaa Rating R for some brutal violence and language.
Genre Action , Science Fiction. Run Time 1 hour 58 minutes. Theatre Release January 15, by Warner Bros. Denzel Washington as Eli, a man on a mission from God.
Gary Oldman as Carnegie. Mila Kunis as Solara. Don't mess with Denzel. Don't even think about it.
Current Issue June Subscribe. Oil Is a Gift from God. 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. In a violent post-apocalyptic society, a drifter, Eli, has been wandering westward across North America for the last thirty years.
He finds solace in a unique book which he carries on his person and guards closely, whilst surviving by hunting small animals and seeking goods in destroyed houses and vehicles to trade in villages for water and supplies. When he reaches a village ruled by the powerful mobster, Carnegie, the man views Eli's impressive fighting skills and offers Eli a place within his gang.
Carnegie presses his blind lover Claudia to send her daughter, Solara, to at least convince Eli to spend the night by sleeping with him.
However, Eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. The girl sees Eli's book, and when Carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw.
Carnegie sends his gang into the wasteland to take the book from Eli, but the man proves to be a formidable foe as he makes it more than clear that if they want the book, they must first take his life. In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man Denzel Washington fights to protect that sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race in this futuristic thriller from filmmaking duo Albert and Allen Hughes From Hell and Dead Presidents.
Scavenging for food to eke out an existence in the carcass of a dystopian post-apocalyptic America, the solitary survivor and cryptic bearer of the ultimate prize, Eli, depends on his uncanny and infallible skills to stay alive and fulfil his mission of redemption. In this scorched earth, there's only one other man who grasps the grave significance of Eli's precious cargo; the absolute ruler, Carnegie, who will stop at nothing to get his hands on it.
For more than three decades, this has been Eli's burden and the reason to live; however, his journey to the west is not over yet.
Who can stop the chosen one from reaching his final destination? Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!Eli turns her down, but she discovers he has a book in his possession.
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Todd McCarthy of Variety predicted "this will not be one of Alcon Entertainment financed the film and co-produced with Silver Pictures. But they retain their action-flick instincts: The Book of Eli Its brutal content is not for all tastes, but this thoughtful action movie finds Denzel Washington protecting the last copy of a very important book: The star of the film, Denzel Washington, is also one of its producers. Tribune Company. It ranked number two, behind Avatar.
With the Bible now in his possession, Carnegie shoots Eli and leaves him for dead.