WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > B > The Book of Eli > Reviews

The Book of Eli Reviews

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]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

SHAUN THE SHEEP :

“..this is the kind of stuff that has been, and will be, funny forever - built on eternal human fears and foibles that, whatever your age, make complete and hilarious sense..”
by Robbie Collin [Daily Telegraph]

THE END OF THE TOUR :

“..The End Of The Tour largely remains a two-man show, expertly approximating the vagaries of actual conversation-the starts and stops that occur when two strangers are getting to know each other, one sentence at a time..”
by A.A. Dowd [A.V. Club]

NORTHMEN: A VIKING SAGA :

“..Bastian Zach and Matthias Bauer actually have to come up with something other than people shooting, stabbing and bludgeoning each other to death. If only they had put this kind of effort into creating characters worth caring about in the first place..”
by Martin Tsai [LA Times]

JENNY'S WEDDING :

“..ultimately, it becomes more a film about Jenny's parents as they learn to embrace and understand her..”
by Katie Walsh [LA Times]

STATEN ISLAND SUMMER :

“..frustratingly, the movie is plenty likable when it's not trying to show off its wistfulness. As a reader of the fake news, Jost should know that sometimes silly jokes are their own reward..”
by Jesse Hassenger [A.V. Club]

A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY :

“..there isn't much the viewer won't be able to answer about Legos by the end of "A Lego Brickumentary," except, perhaps, why he or she has just watched a 90-minute commercial for Legos..”
by John Anderson [Newsday]

BEST OF ENEMIES :

“..a timely but unsatisfying exploration of a series of exchanges between conservative Buckley and liberal Vidal makes its case too little and too late..”
by Inkoo Kang [The Wrap]

EXTINCTION :

“..if only they had more screen time. The film's core problems: too little zombie and too much plot..”
by Katherine Pushkar [NY Daily News]

THE SEVENTH DWARF :

“..short on charm and utterly devoid of magic..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]

6 WAYS TO DIE :

“.."6 WAYS to Die" is a revenge story told backwards. It's like "Memento," except that movie was fantastic. "6 Ways" is the opposite. The cheesy dialogue is written in slogans and the actors speak as slowly as possible..”
by Eddie Goldberger [NY Daily News]