The Book of Eli
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Hughes brothers' film feels more vibrant than the bleak Road, which was launched at us in November. Here the brothers show us the horror but somehow the staid and calm Denzel feels more approachable than the distraught and scrambling Viggo."
‑ Laremy Legel,
"I'm not going to give it away, but there's a final plot twist in this movie that is beyond absurd."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
""The Book of Eli" falls prey to several of the problems that "The Road" had, and while it wasn't as big a failure as that film, it's still a lot of apocalyptic wasteland to get through."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"The prophet Denzel practices his preach in the post-apocalyptic western The Book of Eli. Jesus will not be pleased."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"While the movie has illusions of portentousness, it can - and should - be taken as a chance to see good actors having a little too much ultra-violent fun."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"t's a post-apocalyptic western, it's an evangelical tract, it's a road movie, it's a martial arts movie, it's a disaster movie, it's a graphic novel. It's equal parts The Road and The Robe, A Fistful of Dollars and Fist of Fury. It's Mad Max meets Left Be"
‑ Jonathan F. Richards,
"Really, it's just another prophet-in-the-wilderness tale -- not nearly as bad as those trailers would suggest, yet neither will your soul run any risk of enlightenment."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"The ending of this film has got to be the longest ending in the history of cinema."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"...a watchable endeavor that should please fans of the genre..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"... this post-apocalyptic odyssey manages to bring a spiritual miracle journey to the secular world and deliver a payoff on both levels."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"Washington doesn't look as if he's having much fun, and who can blame him?"
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Allen and Albert Hughes have created a plausible post-apocalyptic world."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"I sat down to The Book of Eli expecting a lecture, and was instead treated to a rollicking action film that evoked the manic ultra-violence of Mad Max rather than the sensitive study of humanity of The Road."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"The Book of Eli was missing a few chapters."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"A crackpot blend of sadism and scriptures, and reeking with the raw scent of a fanatical fundamentalism in cool video game clothing."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
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