by Gimly - Is this helpful?
_Eli_ director Ciarán Foy is also the man behind 2012's _Citadel_, which I found to be drastically underappreciated. For that reason, I went into _Eli_ completely blind, expected to enjoy it of off of Foy's involvement alone. Ended up being pretty disappointed. The effects they use for the titular Eli's skin rashes appearing and disappearing are **great**, I was genuinely impressed, truly. But the quote-unquote "mysteries" of the movie ("Hm, this doesn't seem quite right, what's really going on here?") start very early on in the piece, and are drawn out for sooooo long, then only about half of those mysteries are answered in one single reveal, and even those ones are resolved in a way I was not at all satisfied by.
_Final rating:★★ - Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._