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At Theaters: 1/15/2010 On Video: 6/15/2010
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 58 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 549945
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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Eli is a warrior not by choice by necessity. He seeks only peace but if he is challenged, he will cut his attackers down. His hope is for the future and he does what he must to survive and continue. Carnegie is the self-appointed despot of thieves and gunmen that wants Eli's power.
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Action Adventure Drama - This is a somber, violent science fiction action drama that addresses serious issues about faith and religion, and as such may not exactly be what younger adult action fans are expecting this to be. Violent content and serious themes make this inappropriate for children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Denzel Washington THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123, THE GREAT DEBATERS
Gary Oldman PLANET 51, DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE UNBORN
Mila Kunis EXTRACT, MAX PAYNE, FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL
Ray Stevenson THE VAMPIRE'S ASSISTANT, PUNISHER: WAR ZONE
Jennifer Beals THE GRUDGE 2, CATCH THAT KID
Director: Allen & Albert Hughes FROM HELL
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 11 F-words, 4 S-words, 1 GD, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Stabbings, shootings, slashings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: Fights, shootouts, explosions.
COMEDY: Some dark humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average The Book of Eli is a decidedly mixed bag and not the most distinguished entry into the rapidly growing genre of which it finds itself a member.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good 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, and then at the end throws in several WTF!

USA Today Full Review
Average A didactic and humorless Western, Eli is too laborious for an action film and too brutal to be an inspirational tale. With its handsomely moody look, it seems more like an extended music video. Mostly, Eli is hampered by drab performances and a ponderous story.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 242 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
31
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
15
Very High
93%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
23
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
23
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
75
Very High
91%
30+Adults (F)
75
Very High
93%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 242 moviegoers:
TEENS:GREAT REVIEWS! Both the males and females loved "The Book of Eli." Only a very small percentage rated it as low as average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The males rated it very high with just a few rating it average. Not quite as many of the females loved it, but three-quarters of them enjoyed it very much. Equally important is that the remaining quarter rated it as average, which isn't too shabby.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are very similar and show that over three-quarters enjoyed "The Book of Eli" very much. Most of the rest rated it as average with just a few being disappointed.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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.

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