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Monday, June 11, 2012

Book of Eli - Review (2010)

A endlessly brooding man continues his long trek across the country to deliver a sacred book that may to save mankind in yet another post-apocalyptic film.   When I say brooding, I mean a lot of brooding.  The story starts slow, but gains momentum about half way through.  It suffers from style over substance.... it is so over-stylized the effort put into it shows.  Gary Oldman does some of his best scene-chewing since "The Professional"  (he really could have been a great Dark Knight villain.)  Although there are some great elements the film does not deliver as a whole.  It is spotty and inconsistent - yet the pros slightly outweigh the cons.   A couple nice twists.  6 out of 10

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