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Release Date: April 27th, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 9th, 2012

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 R. McNally, Sam Hazeldine, John Warnaby

Director: James McTeigue

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Production Co: Galavis Film, Intrepid Pictures, Pioneer Pictures, Relativity Media, FilmNation Entertainment

Distributors: Relativity Media

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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 fun. show more

  • A handsome-looking thing, with fairly grand period costumes and reasonably lavish sets. So much for production values: In every other way the picture is stiff and unyielding, hampered by a clumsy plot and diorama performances. The whole thing has the feel of a second-rate living-history exhibit. show more

  • Cusack captures that desperation vividly enough to make you wish this was the real Poe story, which The Raven onscreen leaves buried alive. show more

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