• Released
  • April 27, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 26 min
  • Horror
  • 664 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Edgar Allan Poe and a detective hunt a serial killer who is basing his crimes on Poe's works.

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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
In the skilled hands of Cusack - who recites quite a bit of Poe's poetry - and director John McTeigue ("V for Vendetta''), it's good pulpy...
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By James Berardinelli
The Raven is period piece fun - at least until it realizes there has to be a conclusion. That's where a certain amount of inevitable...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This many-feathered animal occasionally soars before it crash-lands.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
A handsome-looking thing, with fairly grand period costumes and reasonably lavish sets. So much for production values: In every other way...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Cusack captures that desperation vividly enough to make you wish this was the real Poe story, which The Raven onscreen leaves buried...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The story has its moments, and yet there is something about this tale of a serial killer's patterning his crimes on Poe's most gruesome...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film, devising events that led up to his mysterious death in 1849, is also the most gruesomely literal-minded of period detective...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
When I heard that John Cusack had been cast for this film, it sounded like good news: I could imagine him as Poe, tortured and brilliant,...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A grimly preposterous serial-killer thriller set in 19th-century Baltimore, this riff on the final days of the author of "The Tell-Tale...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This wannabe Sherlockian thriller is like a night spent at Madame Tussauds, watching mannequins strangle other mannequins.
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Rated R | For Bloody Violence and Grisly Images