Conclusion: This may not be Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven," but taken on its own kind of wacky terms, The Raven delivers some decent humor and fun, and despite stories of some on set conflicts, the three iconic stars seem to be having a blast.
Conclusion: The Raven crafts a reasonably creative and involving mystery around Edgar Allan Poe and his works. It kind of plays out like a less flashy, less visceral version of the new Sherlock Holmes movies, so if you like those and can tolerate some gore, it's in your interest to check this out.
Conclusion: Full of grand, original ideas, with plenty of potential to entertain, 'The Raven' ultimately lacks the substance to make audiences care or make this fictionalized mystery thriller the least bit memorable.
Excerpt: “Nevermore.” As I learned watching a few of the featurettes to this movie, Edgar Allen Poe was the first American author to actually write for a living. That’s to say he wrote and actually got paid for it.
Conclusion: And The Raven , as is fitting, still is sitting, still is sitting, On a crowded shelf inside your favorite local big box store, A/V specs? Yes, satisfying, but surely there is no denying, That the film itself is trying, trying hard to make us snore, The Blu-ray disc will sit collecting dust and,...
Excerpt: John Cusak’s portrayal of famed literary icon Edgar Allan Poe is one of flailing arms, sharp stares, and a genuine affection for exaggeration. The character is tanked but by decisions not necessarily made by Cusak. This one is likely on director James McTeigue.
Excerpt: Over the years it’s become easy to figure out which movies John Cusack does for the pleasure and fulfillment of being an actor and which ones he does for the paycheck. James McTeigue’s The Raven clearly falls in the latter category, as it’s impossible to believe that an actor as smart and talented...