A bizarre, deeply unsatisfying fictionalised account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe, starring John Cusack: it’s hard to recall this actor giving a more uninterested performance. Languishing in 19th-century Baltimore and making a meagre living as a newspaper hack, Poe is soon back on the front page when a killer begins copying death scenes from the great author’s most famous stories. It’s impossible to shake the feeling that The Raven has been badly knocked about in post-production, resulting in a film that has no grasp on its characters or its plot.

The Raven

Genre: Thriller
Duration: 111 mintues
Released: Apr 12th
Director: James McTeigue
Stars: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson, Kevin McNally, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jimmy Yuill
Language: English
Classification: 15+
The Raven https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Raven_(film)
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