The Raven

2012

James McTeigue
Director
Universal Pictures
Studio

Serial killer emulating the tales of Edgar Allan Poe leads to the real Poe teaming up with a Baltimore detective to stop him.

Looks to be visually stylish, but even the trailer indicates it will amount to nothing more than the tired trope of the hero racing to rescue his beloved as the clock ticks. Yawn. Will likely be a major flop for Universal, much like another horror vehicle, The Wolfman, was two years ago. And, it need hardly be pointed out, Cusack's Poe bears about as much resemblance to the real drunk, melancholy and reclusive Poe as Michael Bay does to an inventive and daring director.

-Dave W.


The Raven
9th March 2012
Cinema



111 mins
2.35:1

The Raven
27th April 2012
Cinema



111 mins
2.35:1




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John Cusack
Edgar Allan Poe
Luke Evans
Detective Fields
Alice Eve
Emily Hamilton
Brendan Gleeson
Captain Hamilton
Kevin McNally
Maddux
Oliver Jackson-Cohen
John Cantrell
Jimmy Yuill
Captain Eldridge
Sam Hazeldine
Ivan
Pam Ferris
Mrs. Bradley
Brendan Coyle
Reagan
Adrian Rawlins
Doc Clements
Aidan Feore
Stage Manager
Michael Cronin
Old Gentleman
Michael Poole
Professor
Michael Shannon
Dr. Morgan
John Warnaby
Griswold
Ian Virgo
Fire Marshall
Sergej Trifunovic
Salty Sailor
Michael Kelly
Party Reveler
Ana Sofrenovic
Lady Macbeth
Mark Phelan
Barfly 1

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