The Book of Eli

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  118 min.
Release Date: January 15, 2010
DVD: June 15, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 3.42
based on 511 votes and 110 reviews
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Cast: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Frances de la Tour, Michael Gambon

Synopsis

In the not-too-distant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once America. Empty cities, broken highways, seared earth—all around him, the marks of catastrophic destruction. There is no civilization here, no law. The roads belong to gangs that would murder a man for his shoes, an ounce of water... or for nothing at all.

But they're no match for this traveler.

A warrior not by choice but necessity, Eli (Denzel Washington) seeks only peace but, if challenged, will cut his attackers down before they realize their fatal mistake. It's not his life he guards so fiercely but his hope for the future; a hope he has carried and protected for 30 years and is determined to realize. Driven by this commitment and guided by his belief in something greater than himself, Eli does what he must to survive—and continue.

Only one other man in this ruined world understands the power Eli holds, and is determined to make it his own: Carnegie (Gary Oldman), the self-appointed despot of a makeshift town of thieves and gunmen. Meanwhile, Carnegie's adopted daughter Solara (Mila Kunis) is fascinated by Eli for another reason: the glimpse he offers of what may exist beyond her stepfather's domain.

But neither will find it easy to deter him. Nothing—and no one—can stand in his way. Eli must keep moving to fulfill his destiny and bring help to a ravaged humanity.

Director: Albert and Allen Hughes
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Joel Silver, Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Denzel Washington
Screenplay: Gary Whitta
Official Site: www.TheBookOfEliMovie.com

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  • 5 stars "Wha?? I can't even believe anyone would hate this movies. This is a great post apocalyptic movie!"
  • 1 star "I must agree with, as far as the realism is a concern, bad..... He kills everyone behind his invisible shield of can't touch this and drops everyone like they were two feet away. All I liked was the fallout aspect which was cool, meh I watch it again."
  • 1 star "I was angry at myself for sitting through the whole thing! 30 years to walk across the USA! This film starts off bad from here and only gets worse. I would rate much lower than 1 star but that is the lowest the scale would go. Bad bad bad!!!"