Close enough to Poe

By npoler
Written April 28, 2012
Good movie, keeps you guessing and in suspense, and the historical angle and connection to Edgar Allan Poe is an added bonus, John Cussac is his ussual self, meaning a good actor. Certainly worth your while.
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Good up until the credits

By jwonio69
Written April 29, 2012
Good movie. Good mystery and good for any Poe fan. The only part that made no sense is the credits. Just out of the blue. Turns to something you might find in a Skrillex Music video. Other than that, good stuff.
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Good Movie

By brendon.m.herrera
Written April 30, 2012
So if you are an Edgar Allen Poe person, then this movie is for you. While it is fiction, I would like to think that EAP would have liked very much this movie, as it describes himself in his last days of life doing something that was higher than him. If you look at it for the entertainment value, I believe you will enjoy it-I think you will be very pleased. It has a nice twist, and it will be something that you will remember for a while. So go see it-it will be an enjoyable evening with your romantic other. If you have a red robin by you-make it burgers and a movie, you won't go wrong
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By Peneflix
Written April 30, 2012
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) has fascinated me my entire life; an attraction/repulsion whose tentacles have permanently enslaved my lust for the macabre. His ghoulish, gruesome tales; the "stuff" of nightmares, reflecting his tortured spirit are offset by poetry so magnificently beautiful, spiritual that huge passages have resided comfortably in my memory bank... John Cusack is credible as the crazed, alcoholic, desperate "Poe" frantically trying to save his beloved "Emily" (the beautiful Alice Eve) from a "copycat" murderer, who baffles, plagues ... Director James McTeigue creates an eerie, murky 1849....He over indulges the “nevermore” reprise and plummets to the level of intellectual abuse the ubiquitous “craven raven”. But I was “never” bored and always intrigued, sometimes that is sufficient entertainment... for full review visit ***
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Loved it!

By jonifar
Written April 28, 2012
To be honest, I was only excited about seeing this movie because I'm a huge fan of Luke Evans, playing Detective Emmett Fields. I wasn't sure what to expect from John Cusak or the rest of the cast, but was pleasantly surprised by all of their performances, especially Cusak's Poe. The story doesn't drag along - indeed, the film is only 1hr 43 minutes long, but I was caught up in it from the beginning. While I'm not into the gore aspect, it was well done and not over the top, adding to the overall menace of the killer and his game. Definitely one I'd like to see again and it's definitely going into my movie collection at home when it's released!
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