• Cameron M. Gambas Johnson

    ★★½ Added by Cameron M. Gambas Johnson

    Eli is inspired, but it doesn't get us invested in the characters and expects us to accept what's happening without explanation or reason. The American accent by Oldman is pretty awful, too, although I guess it's good practice for him. The movie is colorless and half the action scenes don't even have music, which can be abit iffy at points. Washington is good as ever but we can't invest ourselves in his character as we learn little about him. The…

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  • Julio Chuman

    ★★½ Watched by Julio Chuman 17 Mar, 2015

    Em um futuro apocalíptico retratado com uma fotografia dessaturada e de alto contraste, um homem carrega um livro que o governante de uma cidade deseja.
    Em uma mistura de Mad Max e parábolas bíblicas, O Livro de Eli pouco se destaca a outros filmes de gênero, tanto por criar personagens unidimensionais como por entregar cenas de luta/ ação pouco inspiradas (apesar delas serem ligeiramente compreensíveis, diferentes de muitos outros).
    A crítica ao uso da religião para governar os desesperados sem…

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  • Ethan Cook

    ★★★★ Watched by Ethan Cook 09 Aug, 2014

    OLD REVIEW: Gritty violence and a somewhat spiritual undertone, this movie blows your mind in the best ways possible. Stellar preformences by Gary Oldman, Denzel Washington, and Mila Kunis

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  • Matt Horrocks

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Matt Horrocks 13 Mar, 2015

    This is a great film. The deep storyline of a post apocalyptic world and a man just trying to complete the task the Lord has set him out on. Gary Oldman does a great job as the "bad guy". He believes that by holding the "book" he can make all the world follow his lead just because he is the only one who holds the word of God. Sure, critically I'm sure it's not a raving favorite, but for the…

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  • Devanthar

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Devanthar 27 Feb, 2015

    +
    gut gespielt
    atmosphärisch
    netter Look
    manche Szenen mit coolen Kamerafahrten

    -
    streckenweise etwas langezogen
    Motivation einiger Charaktere nicht nachvollziehbar
    Charaktere bleiben insgesammt etwas blass

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  • Brian Hann

    ★★★★★ Added by Brian Hann

    A great film with a staggering twist. Excellent

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  • ejdzsin

    ★★★★½ Watched by ejdzsin 15 Aug, 2014

    Ez egy nagyon durván jó film volt.

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  • thori

    ★★★ Rewatched by thori 08 Feb, 2015

    Trotz der etwas aufdringlichen religiösen Note, guter Endzeitstreifen mit einem wie immer starken Denzel Washington. Das dem Streifen am Ende etwas die Luft ausgeht kann man verzeihen. Hat einige starke BIlder !

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  • Chad Anderson

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Chad Anderson 29 Jan, 2015 2

    I like Denzel Washington a lot. I like Gary Oldman a lot. I like the whole Aftermath-ish post-apocalyptic genre and there are a lot of fun bits, including some insane fighting skills by the Eli character, a surprise visit by Malcolm McDowell, a great tea party/gunfight to Anita Ward.

    I am torn by the whole Christian element of the plot, which is integral to the story and yet still manages to feel tacked on. I think a more inspiring Christian…

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  • Anthony Albarran

    ★★★½ Added by Anthony Albarran

    Westen-ish tale of a wandering prophet wandering into the wrong town. Nothing great. Nothing horrible.

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  • Brent Paton

    ★★½ Added by Brent Paton

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I saw this in the theater. Good cinematography and muted colors made it visually memorable. Some fun action sequences. Didn't see the twist coming. Thought that the book being the Bible was lame.

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  • lobohombreriera

    ★★★ Added by lobohombreriera 2

    Heredera evidente de toda una tradición de cine post-apocalíptico, los hermanos Hugues meten a Denzel Washington en una película de samurais futurista con un fuerte subtexto religioso para nada disimulado, puesto que desde muy pronto se sabe cuál es el libro que lleva el prota. Va a por lo seguro, se hace larga y es parca en cuanto a acción, pero las (pocas) escenas de lucha están muy bien, hay un discurso acerca del poder utilitario de la religión interesante…

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