The Book of Eli

2010 Leftovers Marathon, part 3 of 13

Title: The Book of Eli
Year: 2010
Length: 118 minutes
Directors: Albert & Allen Hughes
Writer: Gary Whitta
Starring: Denzel Washington
With: Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Evan Jones, Joe Pingue, Frances de la Tour, Michael Gambon, Tom Waits
Music: Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, Claudia Sarne
Cinematography: Don Burgess
Editor: Cindy Mollo
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), a couple days ago
Synopsis: a man carries a bible through a post-apocalyptic desert

My reaction
Concept:4/4 (Great)
Story:1/4 (Bad)
Characters:2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog:2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing:0/4 (Terrible) Something horrible needs to be done to the editor of this movie.
Cinematography:0/4 (Terrible)
Special effects/design:0/4 (Terrible) I don’t know which to blame for the awfulness of this movie’s visuals, the photography or the special effects. It’s either photography that looks like effects, or effects in the place of photography. Either way it looks like they let a bored emo kid with photoshop have his way with every frame.
Acting:3/4 (Good) It’s kind of sad that so many great actors were tricked into wasting their time on this.
Music:0/4 (Terrible)
Subjective Rating: 3/10 (Bad, 1/4 (Bad)). It’s like watching one of those video game cut scenes, where no matter how many buttons you mash they just won’t let you skip it and play the fucking game already.
Objective Rating (Average):1.3/4 (Bad)


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