Having heard good reviews about Eli I figured I’d give it a go and boy, was it fun. Cracking bones, skin conditions that flare up, and clean rooms -sounds like a fun day visiting. Of course, there was also the slightly off behaviour of the host, the airlock opening, and the sealed off with glass panels areas that were out of bounds to keep you wondering what the hell was actually going on.
**There may be spoilers ahead**
A boy with an auto-immune disorder has the opportunity for a cure and his parents are taking him to stay at a special hospital where he will receive treatment and they will never be too far away. Soon he discovers not everything is as it seems and with his only ally on the other side of the glass, he has to figure it out without the grown-ups catching on that he’s catching on.
Starring Charlie Shotwell (All the Money in the World, The Nightingale), Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes, Britannia), Max Martini (Pacific Rim, The Order), Lili Taylor (The Conjuring, The Nun), Sadie Sink (Stranger Things, The Glass Castle), Deneen Tyler (Looking for Alaska, Black and Blue), and Katia Gomez (Get Hard, How to Get Away with Murder).
Eli Review Conclusion
I’d watch it again – There’s something about this film that from the get go has you wondering, questioning, peering at the tv with suspicious eyes, saying to yourself ‘there’s something not right and I just can’t quite put my finger on it’. And then you think you know, but you don’t know. Nothing is what it seems.
There is a strange little wobbly bit in the early third, again, couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was but it didn’t mesh quite right for a minute or two but then it jogged right back on towards the finish line. Which (and I really don’t know why I never clicked) was totally unexpected, I mean, there were plenty clues.
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