Rent The Book of Eli (2010)

3.4 of 5 from 722 ratings
1h 53min
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Synopsis:
Eli walks alone in post-apocalyptic America. He heads west along the highway of Death on a mission he doesn't fully understand but knows he must complete. In his backpack is the last copy of a book that could become the wellspring of a revived society. Or in the wrong hands, the hammer of a despot Denzel Washington is Eli, who keeps his blade sharp and his survival instincts sharper as his quest thrusts him into a savage wasteland... and into explosive conflict with a resourceful warlord (Gary Oldman) set on possessing the book.11 We walk by faith, not by sight," quotes Eli. Under the taut direction of the Hughes Brothers {From Hell), those words hit home with unexpected meaning and power.
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Directors:
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Writers:
Gary Whitta
Studio:
Entertainment In Video
Genres:
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/05/2010
Run Time:
113 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/05/2010
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Picture-in-picture: Behind the scenes footage and interviews
  • A lost tale: Billy - Carnegie's backstory
  • Behind the story: Starting over - How civilizations live, die and are reborn and Eli's journey - The moral complexities in the film
  • Deleted / Alternate scenes
  • The book of Eli soundtrack

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Reviews (6) of The Book of Eli

Surprisingly powerful - The Book of Eli review by MS

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25/10/2010

Didn't have a huge expectation of this film but was very pleasantly surprised. I was beautifully filmed as well.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Complete Rubbish - The Book of Eli review by RM

Spoiler Alert
05/12/2010

This was one of the worst Scifi films i have ever watched, the plot is so flimsy it beggers belief that Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman would ever consider starring in it.

What a waste of time and money watching this dribble....really angry as i looked forward to this one.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Mad Max goes Religious USA of A style! - The Book of Eli review by CS

Spoiler Alert
22/02/2012

I have two split opinions on this film.

Firstly I feel that it is a blatant piece of Right wing American Christian propaganda. Preaching about the bible and how it can save the world. The storyline is so simple, a man carrying a book across the states and someone wants it, no guessing what the book is! There are also lots of quips about righteousness and how the Bible can change the world, but ironically some say it was the Bible that destroyed the world!

But secondly, the cinematography, direction, editing and overall acting are very well done. I love the use of colour and camera techniques in this film, it's almost very arty in a way. But on the other hand this is an all out action flick with lots of fighting and people being killed.

In essence this is Mad Max for the 22nd century, with very heavy religious overtones thrown in. If you remove all the religion, it is in fact a very good action film, but the religious overtones are so heavy and in your face, that I feel whilst this may have been a hit with the Christian movement in America, it could have flopped in Europe. If you cannot stand religious preaching give this a wide berth as it will irritate you immensely, but if you can stomach that, then it is well worth a watch just for the beautiful cinematography!

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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