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R| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
In 19th-century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) makes a horrifying discovery: The murders of a mother and daughter resemble a fictional crime described in a story by Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack).When another murder occurs, also seemingly inspired by Poe's writings, Fields realizes a serial killer is on the loose and enlists Poe's help in catching the felon. The stakes become personal for the struggling author when someone close to him may become the killer's next victim.

Cast: John Cusack , Luke Evans , Alice Eve , Brendan Gleeson , Oliver Jackson-Cohen , Kevin McNally , Sam Hazeldine , John Warnaby

Director: James McTeigue

Genres: Thriller, Mystery

Distributor: Relativity Media

The Raven (2012)

Release Date: April 27th, 2012|1 hr. 51 min.

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  • November 16, 2012 is00000000131949
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    Absolutely enjoyable.And they managed to actually make a movie without an idiot script full of F bombs...FINALLY!

  • May 08, 2012 cu00000000122770
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    Let me break it out to you by guaranteeing that if you watch this movie you will be at a minimum entertained. Since films are made with that intention in mind, we could all agree that this production did their job exactly as expected. Although, something has to be said for the collection of mockeries that continue to test our patience and make us feel like we\'ve been robbed and laughed out of our hard earned cash. Yes. Don\'t look away. You know who you are... Grab a tub of popcorn, bring your favorite movie companion, sit down, and prepare yourself to have a decent time. The premise is simple. Edgar Allan Poe, famous horror novelist of the time. You do know this is a period piece you are watching? 1800s? ... Ok. So, Poe\'s finals days on earth are a bit of a mystery, and Hollywood decided what better way for a famous horror novelist to spend those last few days of his life than to get entangled in his own horror fare. Brilliant. Yes? Obviously the guy didn\'t get enough of it in his factual life. Our guy finds himself in the middle of what appears to be the endless pursuit of a criminal that uses Poe\'s famous novels as staging for fresh murders of his own. And, to make things a bit more edgy, the bad guy kidnaps Poe\'s bride to be moments before they\'re about to announce their engagement. Intense and puzzling. Definitely fun. Since I\'m a guy, I\'m going to point out to my fellow men that this is not the kind of movie that\'s going to get you laid. John Cusack used to do those kinds of movies back when. But he\'s gone from holding a boom box like no one else could in \"Say Anything\" to becoming an irate alcoholic with a penchant for poetry and even a streak of suicide in this one... Well, I did tell you this movie won\'t get you laid. Now, ladies, I do hear some of you find Mr. Cusack attractive. But if he\'s not your cup of tea, Luke Evans might just do the trick. He\'s a handsome foreigner from Wales that holds the eye. Both actors do a good job at the act. Their roles are convincing and well written. It would be superfluous to give Cusack the extra credit for playing Edgar Allan Poe. A clearly challenging role. He\'s after all the movie star here and expected to get the film to recoup moneys invested. John! You got a few bills from me! Happy to oblige! The rest of the ensemble played it well. Alice Eve looked fantastic as the lady in distress buried in a basement. Literally. She had a few choice words at the start. Even read some poetry here and there. But her talents were largely invested later on in the picture. Wearing a super tight bustier. Crying, sobbing, begging and screaming from under a pile of dirt. I ran this by an actor friend of mine and he did confirm it is a tough gig to do all that nonsense while laying flat on a hard wood-plank set for 12 hours straight. So, props to you Miss Eve. It looked fantastic from where I was sitting.

  • May 02, 2012 dorourke22
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    This movie started off so promising and fell completely flat on its face. It had so much potential, its like the writers/directors gave up half way through the film, even the acting progressivley worsened. Was not worth seeing in theaters

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