The Raven

The Raven
  • 2012
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James McTeigue
  • Written by: Ben Livingston/Hannah Shakespeare
  • Cast: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans
  • UK release: 9 March 2012

Edgar Allan Poe (Cusack) is forced to play cat-and-mouse when a deranged fan starts slaying people in ways inspired by his fiction. Despite a vibrant performance from Cusack and credible support from Eve and Evans, the story drags, with one too many chases down cobbled streets; hardly a fitting epitaph.

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The Raven

17 Feb 20123 stars

Thriller hypothesing final days of Edgar Allan Poe falls prey to genre cliches

(15) 111min As the opening titles to The Raven tell us, until he was found near death on a park bench in October 1849, Edgar Allan Poe’s final days remain a mystery. Spinning a macabre tale that might feel at home in one of Poe’s stories, this thriller…

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