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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Gary Oldman
Mila Kunis
Denzel Washington
Ray Stevenson
Larramie Doc Shaw
Jennifer Beals
Michael Gambon
Directors
Albert Hughes
Allen Hughes
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Running Time
117 minutes

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The Book Of Eli

Plot
Thirty years after an atomic war, Eli (Denzel Washington) walks across a ravaged America, guarding his most precious possession – a book. Carnegie (Gary Oldman), boss of a small town, wants the book, which he thinks will give him power. When Eli escapes from town with Carnegie’s adopted daughter Solara (Mila Kunis), Carnegie and his gang set out in pursuit.


Verdict
Mad Max 2 with Thought for the Day thrown in. There’s some ace post-holocaust action, but you can’t help feel you were invited to a party with fizzy pop and cream cake and got suckered into a sermon instead.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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