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Eli (2019)

R | | Horror | 18 October 2019 (USA)
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A boy receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder discovers that the house he's living in isn't as safe as he thought.

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Ciarán Foy
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Complete credited cast:
Charlie Shotwell ... Eli
Kelly Reilly ... Rose
Max Martini ... Paul
Lili Taylor ... Dr. Horn
Sadie Sink ... Haley
Deneen Tyler ... Nurse Barbara
Katia Gomez ... Nurse Maricela
Austin Foxx ... Perry
Kailia Posey Kailia Posey ... Agnes
Parker Lovein ... Lucius
Lou Beatty Jr. ... Motel Owner
Jared Bankens ... Gang Leader
Nathaniel Woolsey ... Punk
Mitchell de Rubira Mitchell de Rubira ... Punk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kaleb Naquin ... Punk (as Kaleb Godfrey Naquin)
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A boy receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder discovers that the house he's living in isn't as safe as he thought.

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Horror

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Rated R for some horror violence/images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Lead actor Charlie Shotwell was 10 years old when this film was shot from late January to March 2018. See more »

Goofs

A beer bottle is smashed on the rear window of the car leaving the hotel. In the next shot the rear window is perfectly clean. See more »

Quotes

Haley: You say you're what, like, allergic to the world, right?
Eli: I guess you could say that.
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Crazy Credits

End credits scroll down instead of up. See more »


Soundtracks

Pain
Written by Athan Tramountanas, Michael Divita, Michael Breen & Thomas J. Moore
Performed by Painkiller
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Enjoyable movie with a very interesting ending twist
19 October 2019 | by RedLion2074See all my reviews

I was really hooked by the Eli's trailer and I was waiting for this one. And it wasn't a disappointment.

Firstly, the plot is great ! It really leaves you to want more, trying to decode the mystery revolving around Eli, his illness, and the "clinic" where he is treated. And more importantly, it surprisingly manages to let you still wonder what the heck is going on until the ending twist, even when some keys elements are unveiled. Nicely done !

Secondly, the actors are OK in their roles. No outstanding performance, but there is no disturbing false note either. It's still a bit pity you won't feel that empathetic for Eli and/or his parents. Also, for the role she plays, you can feel it was a cakewalk for Sadie Sink coming from "Stranger Things". On this part, it could have been a little better.

The ambiance mixes supernatural and thriller with a bit of horror elements. And for once, some supernatural elements can be explained "logically" ! Kudos for that ! However, the movie is a bit slow paced and you'll have sometimes the feeling they tried to make it artificially longer.

To summarize, "Eli" is entertaining enough to enjoy the ride and has even enough material for a sequel. Give it a chance ! It deserves it.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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