The Book of Eli

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I’ve seen this movie twice now hoping I might like it better the second time although both times I did watch it with a language filter. It’s an interesting film, and action packed but not very Christian other than the protection of the Bible at all costs. It does have a few moments of greatness. I will say that it does leave you with a desire to memorize the Word of God and that God will protect you if He’s called you to something specific. Unless you refuse your calling or until your calling is finished, His protection is upon you.

Film Synopsis:

One man’s extraordinary calling to protect the Bible.

In the not-too-distant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once America. Empty cities, broken highways, seared earth; all around him are the marks of catastrophic destruction. 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 he has carried and protected for 30 years and is determined to realize. Driven by this commitment and guided by his belief in something greater than himself, Eli does what he must to survive and continue.

Only one other man in this ruined world understands the power Eli holds, and is determined to make it his own: Carnegie, the self-appointed despot of a makeshift town of thieves and gunmen. Meanwhile, Carnegie’s adopted daughter Solara is fascinated by Eli for another reason: the glimpse he offers of what may exist beyond her stepfather’s domain.

Special Note: While The Book of Eli is definitely not for the entire family, it’s strong message about the value of the Bible and its effect on men is one we support. (ChristianCinema).

(Parental Warning: Some Strong Language!)


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ACTOR ~~~~~~~~~~ CHARACTER ACTOR ~~~~~~~~~~ CHARACTER
  • Denzel Washington ~~~ Eli
  • Gary Oldman ~~~ Carnegie
  • Mila Kunis ~~~ Solara
  • Ray Stevenson ~~~ Redridge
  • Jennifer Beals ~~~ Claudia
  • Evan Jones ~~~ Martz
  • Joe Pingue ~~~ Hoyt
  • Frances de la Tour ~~~ Martha
  • Michael Gambon ~~~ George
  • Tom Waits ~~~ Engineer
  • Chris Browning ~~~ Hijack Leader
  • Richard Cetrone ~~~ Hijacker
  • Lateef Crowder ~~~ Hijacker/Construction Thug
  • Keith Davis ~~~ Hijacker
  • Don Theerathada ~~~ Hijacker
FILM CONTACT DETAILS
Name/Company: Alcon Entertainment
Contact Person:
Phone: +1 310 789 3040
Fax: +1 310 789 3060
Website: Film/Company Website
Email: Email Contact
The Book of Eli, 3.3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings

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  1. Rob Barron says
    30 June 11, 8:50am

    I have to say listing this as a ‘Christian Film’ is highly misleading. It has a sort of Christian theme to it but that is as far as it goes. You could NOT show this to a group of Christian teens without upsetting their parents that’s for sure! It is EXTREMELY violent and bloody, a real gun-fest of gore. I do not rate this film as a Christian film at all. Just having a storyline about a guy protecting a Bible does not lift it above the level of any secular blood-lust movie.

  2. Will says
    16 March 12, 1:42pm

    yeah, i’ve gotta disagree. I’m sure churchy kids parents would get offended…but the faith exhibited by Eli is inspiring. Nonchristians could watch this movie and certainly enjoy it as nothing more than a post apocalyptic action movie…but if you’re christian and have any sort of masculinity in your veins, you will fall in love with this movie and be able to relate to Eli’s motivation. I think any movie that the main character is giving all that he is to follow what God has called of him can be considered a christian movie. Christianity isn’t boring. And this isn’t a “blood-lust” movie. He only kills when he (and therefore his Bible) are threatened. You make him out to sound entirely different than he is. I would trust him and his intentions more than 99% of pastors. It’s a good movie and if you aren’t the kind of christian that misses the point and ticks the whole world off, you should enjoy it and get something out of it.

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