the raven

By eal123
Written April 28, 2012
I thought this was a good movie. It is not a horror movie but a mystery. There is some gore. It kept the suspense and had a surprise ending.
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An old school murder mystery with the great John Cusack

By kmoney51
Written April 27, 2012
The backdrop of Baltimore in the 1800's sets the tone of this underrated murder mystery. Cusack plays the part perfectly, think Sherlock Holmes without the annoying traits. He manages to come across as a tortured soul with a sense of humor. Once his bride to be goes missing the movie shifts into overdrive until the final scene. A bit of a slow start butthere is plenty of character development and the movie plays out perfectly. With several gory murder scenes, I can see how this missed out on a PG-13 rating. The relationship between Poe and the investigator and his bride's father is worth the extra running time to appreciate the change that occurs from beginning to end. Just wish Cusack was willing to put out more movies as he is one of the best actors to come around in our time.
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Great Movie

By Pancho
Written April 29, 2012
Dismiss the negative reviews below, this was an excellent, entertaining film with great performances by all. Cusack was spot on as Poe...and the one to really watch is Luke Evans who stole the show. Definitely not a film for kids (extremely graphic in some of the deaths), but well worth the price of admission.
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Excellant but a bit gorey

By indjeff
Written April 29, 2012
Loved this murder mystery. I wasn't able to pick out the killer until it was revealed...always a plush for these kind of movies. Do watch out for the blood and gore as it is excessive in this movie. Otherwise, a great movie.
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THRILLING

By Raygundola
Written May 04, 2012
Anyone who is a fan of Edgar Allen Poe would definitely love this film but even if you don't know much about Poe you would enjoy it... it's not crazy or farfetched... everything could happen and the references to his life are quite accurate... it's exciting and great acting and a little gruesome but not over kill... it definitely makes me want to go read some more of his stories that's for sure...
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