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Book of Eli

Released

Jan 15, 2010

Latest Home Video

Jun 15, 2010

MPAA Rating

R

Director

Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes

Cast

Denzel Washington
Mila Kunis
Ray Stevenson

Studio

2010 Lionsgate

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.

Synopsis

Thirty years after a cataclysmic event, a survivor named Eli (Denzel Washington) has become the keeper of a precious book. Determined to protect it, this desperado will take down anyone who tries to lay a hand on the sacred text.

Content Details

Why Is Book of Eli Rated R?

Book of Eli is rated R for some brutal violence and language.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Book of Eli...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Portrayals of graphic violence.

- Frequent gun and weapons violence (blood and detailed wounds shown).

- Occasional gory and grotesque images, disturbing scenes and the portrayals of corpses.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual violence is briefly implied.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Implied sexual activity.

Language:

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Use of profanities and scatological slang.

Drug and Alcohol Use:

- Some substance abuse.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
14A Violence.
AB 14A Brutal Violence, Not Recommended for Children.
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Coarse Language.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Violence
QC 13+ Violence.
NB
NS
NL
PE
14A

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Book of Eli...

Book of Eli is releasing on DVD and Blu-ray June 15, 2010.

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TNT says: Jun. 27, 2010

Just finished watching this. Wish I had something to bleep out the expletives so I could buy it. Not for kids, obviously (the violence as well as the language), but it left me wondering how the heck this made it through Hollywood! We kept expecting them to really twist the message. They could have several times. Usually you can’t even get someone to accidentally portray the Bible in a positive light without it ending up on the cutting room floor. We were pleasantly surprised by this movie. Even if they had removed the language and kept the violence off screen the implied situations (necessary for the time/place/reason for the story) may have still put it in the R rating but a little more Christian friendly drama. I’m still stunned this came out of Hollywood. It actually admitted to the Power of God’s Word. Go figure!

CAN says: Apr. 02, 2011

I am in total agreement with TNT. My family just saw it on video and all of us were in awe of how it all turned out in the end.  Because I work in a library, I am asked about movies all the time. I have begun to highly recommend this movie with strong caution on the violence and language. I truly appreciate the strong message of the Power of God and His Word in this movie.

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