Clunky, and overwrought, in spite of a wonderful cast. The movie didn't really flow all that well, and the premise was short on substance. I usually like John Cusack, but I did not relate to his interpretation of Poe...not at all.
The macabre and lurid tales 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 h... read more
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2012
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May 21, 2013
I've seen lots of TV adaptations of this one as a kid. I wasn't disappointed to see the same plot again since years had passed. The story wasn't perfect, but it was executed alright. Adding the Edgar Allen Poe character wasn't effective enough, though. And I reckon that shortenin...
February 17, 2013
I see what they were going for I just didn't care all that much about the journey. The film was too dark half of the time causing me to strain my eyes just trying to make out what was going on. The characters were all pretty one note.
It's a plain jane whodunnit that doesn't do ...
February 10, 2013
December 6, 2012
Whats to say other then Outstanding. John Cusack best role and movie to date. 5 stars
November 17, 2012
"I'm not going to lie. I love John Cusack. He's has been a favorite of mine as long as I have been watching his films. But I was disappointed with this movie. Not his best work at all. But I think it had more to do with the story and it's setting then his acting. It's described a...
November 10, 2012fb100000145236770
"The Raven" is a fictional story of the days leading up to the death of Edgar Allen Poe(Played by John Cusack). A mysterious madman is murdering people, and his murders are inspired by the literary works of Poe. A detective(Luke Evans) then enlists the help of Poe to find the k...
October 30, 2012
Unnatural and forced acting from start to end. I saw no Edgar Allan Poe in this movie. Just two different obsessions of his work.
October 25, 2012
The storyline builds up the unknown identity of the killer too much because the reveal is a major disappointment. Cusack gives a decent performance as Poe, but everything else is not up to par. The rest of the cast is either underused or overacting. Major Poe fans might relish in...
October 19, 2012
Oh my God! What?! I couldn't follow the story for all the plot holes. Really, not worth it. John Cusak does not seem suited for the role. On the positive side: it's a goodlooking film with nice costumes.
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