Overall Rank: 5289
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 71
Theatrical Release Date: 04/27/2012
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/09/2012
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James McTeigue
Actors: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson, Alice Eve, Kevin McNally, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Plot: During the final days of Edgar Allen Poe's life, he chases a serial killer whose murder's mirror the stories of Poe. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/25/2019
Woefully uninspired, "The Raven" might have been able to get by on its genre tropes if not for a chaotic and weak finale.
Amber Lynn - wrote on 03/13/2013
The Raven was very creative and kept you watching. It was more chilling than gruesome or gory. I recommend this movie for anyone who loves Edgar Allen Poe.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/11/2013
Reminded me of the Sherlock Holmes reboot only with more blood and less plot and characters. It's simply middle-of-the-road thrills here - nothing stands out but nothing is utterly terrible. If you're bored and nothing else looks good, you may as well check it out - just don't expect to be riveted by the performances or story.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 09/29/2015
A serial killer using Edgar Allen Poe's ideas as inspiration for his killings challenges the writer to a dual of wits to end his reign of terror. On the surface, The Raven is fairly typical of the kind of Sherlock Holmes style mystery thriller common to Hammer Horror and its mix of bustiered damsels, midnight graveyards and horsedrawn carriages racing through fog enshrouded cobbled streets. In fact the film looks very nice indeed, an early scene involving a pit and pendulum showing a lot of promise for old style Gothic horror. The plot however never lives up to the visuals and despite John Cusack's reliable presence, who dispenses some amusing literary barbs, the script just descends into the usual serial killer movie cliches. It's the kind of film that could've been saved from …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 05/04/2015
Wow a 22% on Rotten Tomatoes, I know I shouldn't compare people's rating to a film but I think it was that bad.
The Raven follows the tale of Edgar Allan Poe are vividly brought to life - and death - in this stylish, gothic thriller starring John Cusack as the infamous author. When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Poe's darkest works, a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer's mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe's brutal stories a blood chilling reality. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, which escalates when Poe's love (Alice Eve) becomes the next target.
Before I started this review I did some research on this movie and I found out quite a lot of things about this movie and …
MovieMike - wrote on 04/27/2012
'The Raven' is a mix of fact and fiction that uses some of the known elements of Edgar Allen Poe's last hours and pieces of his actual literary career as a basis for this complicated mystery. The story itself is pure fiction. Set in 1849's Baltimore, the film shows an erratic and nearly destitute Poe looking to milk every last benefit of his celebrity even though he has clearly worn out his welcome in most quarters. A string of unusual murders appear to tie in with several of the writer's earlier macabre stories, and he finds himself drawn into helping the police catch the perpetrator by deciphering the clues intentionally left behind.
Director James McTeigue ('V For Vandetta') helms 'The Raven', and he does a respectable job of trying to capture the look and feel of the mid-19th …
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