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Genres Drama Action
Running Time 118 min
Release Date Jan 15, 2010
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The Book of Eli

In the not-too-distant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once America. 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. A warrior not by choice but necessity, Eli 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… Show more

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Jan. 15, 2009 - Boston.com - Ty Burr, Globe Staff

‘The Book of Eli’’ is “The Road’’ with twice the plot, four times the ammunition, and half the brains; it’ll probably make 10 times the money. The movie, a post-apocalyptic action-drama, is serious in the style of a portentous comic book: lots of slow-motion attitude punctuated by sped-up mayhem. You can tell it means business because cinematographer Don Burgess has left his palette at home - as is the current fashion, colors have been bleached out of every shot, leaving behind a burnished sepia wasteland. It’s quite beautiful, in a diseased way.

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