THE BOOK OF ELI (Theatrical Release USA 2010)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì 

The Book of Eli—WOW!—nothing lacking here. Denzel Washington plays a near perfect role as the person who has been chosen for a nearly impossible work. This film is exceptional for its timing. The action works at every level. Gary Oldman plays the perfect villain. Great work for Directors the Hughes Brothers. This movie easily earns its addition to the home video library. It serves the adult audience well and has a terrific conclusion with an unexpected twist. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


In the aftermath of world destruction, books stand at premium value…one book, in particular, seeks a permanent, continuing place on earth. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Directors the Hughes Brothers for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Joel Silver, Susan Downey, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, and Denzel Washington for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Eli (Denzel Washington), Bill Carnegie (Gary Oldman), Solara (Mila Kunis), Redridge (Ray Stevenson), Claudia (Jennifer Beals), Martz (Evan Jones), Hoyt (Joe Pingue), Martha (Frances de la Tour), George (Michael Gambon), Engineer (Tom Waits), Hijack Leader (Chris Browning), and Lombardi (Malcolm McDowell). 

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This film is rough in its storyline and gritty in portrayal. It earns its investment of time and money. 

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