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The Book of Eli

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Thriller

Release Date :

January 15, 2010

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Allen Hughes, Albert Hughes

Starring :

Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Michael Gambon, Evan Jones

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

3.5 of 5

“..worthwhile experience, at least one time around, but it's mostly memorable for its little treasures..”
by Christopher Null [Filmcritic.com]
2 of 4

“..too laborious for an action film and too brutal to be an inspirational tale..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 4

“..The movie is essentially a Western, with old-fashioned shootouts and barroom brawls interrupted by telling details of a global disaste..”
by John Hartl [Seattle Times]
Review rate : D

“..The Book of Eli is like a movie based on a graphic novel you don't want to read...”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
Review rate : B-

“..sober and derivative movie..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
3 of 4

“..doesn't quite achieve the greatness to which it so clearly aspires..”
by Calvin Wilson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
3.5 of 5

“.."The Book of Eli" plays out like the film version of a great graphic novel that no one ever got around to writing...”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2.5 of 5

“.."The Book of Eli" lands somewhere between "The Postman" (civilization needs ritual) and "Fahrenheit 451" (literacy saves humanity)..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
3 of 4

“.."The Book of Eli" is a weighty tome, bound with the sort of smug nostalgia usually reserved for Allstate commercials..”
by Graham Killeen [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
2 of 4

“.."The Book of Eli" can't quite decide if it wants to be "The Road" or "The Road Warrior."..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News]
Review rate : B
Reviewed by Scott Tobias [Onion AV Club]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Colin Covert [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]

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