The Book of Eli

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Future-set action epic is heavy on comic book violence.

R 2010 118 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 28 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 41 reviews

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age 16+

For older teens

Minute 19:35 attempted rape scene makes this for much older teens. Minute 26:16 a man mentions to another man to “get some p*ssy”. I would not watch this with a young child.
age 12+

Great Message

This movie is great for families with teens who can be mature enough to understand and take away the powerful message this movie gives. There are positive messages and Eli (Denzel) is a positive role model. Whoever reviewed this movie for Common Sense is anti-religion doesn’t understand the Bible. Eli is being led by God to deliver the Bible to a unknown place keeping it safe from those who want to use the Bible to manipulate other people. Very powerful and Denzel, as always, is perfect. If your not religious, you will still enjoy the plot line, fight scenes, as well as Denzel and Gary Olman.

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