The Raven


Disappointing fictional biopic of Edgar Allan Poe Discuss this article

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.

By Tom Huddleston
Time Out Dubai,

The Raven

  • Duration: 111
  • Released: Thu, 12 Apr
  • Classification: 15+
  • Language: English
  • Director: James McTeigue
  • Stars: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson, Kevin McNally, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jimmy Yuill

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