WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > R > The Raven > Reviews

The Raven Reviews

The Raven

Overview


Genre :

Thriller

Release Date :

April 27, 2012

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

James McTeigue

Starring :

John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Brendan Coyle, Kevin McNally, Pam Ferris, Dave Legeno

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2.5 of 4

“..worth seeing if only for Cusack's boozy turn as the odd bird writer..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
1 of 5

“..what a ridiculous proposition "The Raven" is..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
Review rate : C

“..viewers can be easily distracted by logistical mysteries..”
by Steve Persall [Tampa Bay Times]
2 of 4

“..the story has its moments, and yet there is something about this tale of a serial killer's patterning his crimes on Poe's most gruesome works that doesn't completely satisfy..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
2.5 of 4

“..the literate nature of much of the dialogue is undercut by the plot-by-numbers nature of the story arc..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
1.5 of 5

“..the director who stitched "The Raven" together has no idea how to frame or compose a scene, let alone "grow" a film organically..”
by Kathleen Murphy [MSN Movies]
2 of 5

“..seems incapable of delivering an intelligent film, but Cusack's flat performance is simply painful to watch..”
by Justin Strout [Orlando Weekly]
“..provide an ideal jumping-off point for this macabre entertainment..”
by J. R. Jones [Chicago Reader]
1 of 4

“..like a masterpiece compared to this incoherent hodgepodge from James McTeigue..”
by Peter Keough [Boston Phoenix]
1.5 of 4

“..lacks in narrative invention it makes up for by pushing the audience's face in blood, guts, and hacked flesh..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
1 of 4

“..it's all very silly, prompting much unintended audience laughter when it isn't just plain boring..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
2.5 of 5

“..does not settle on just one, preferring the usual moviemaking practice of multiplying effects until they pile up into a welter of breathless incident and preposterous exposition..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR :

“..Sin City 2 glowers and sulks and is determined to show you the best bad time you've had in years. It's neither high art nor noir, but it's what a Sin City film should be..”
by Robbie Collin [Daily Telegraph]

THE BOXCAR CHILDREN :

“..this movie is full of teachable moments and a great addition to our movie library..”
by Kathryn Cummins [Cummins Life]

JARHEAD 2: FIELD OF FIRE :

“..it's an okay action flick, but if you liked the original, you'll be disappointed..”
by JM Willis [Shockya]

FOUND :

“..a genuinely disturbing serial killer thriller..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]

HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BOY :

“..it's not like we were going to get something as wonderful as "Sixteen Candles" or as fetch as "Mean Girls." That doesn't make it bad; rather, if you're into a tamer version of "Weird Science," then this is the flick for you..”
by Denette Wilford [Huffington Post]

RAGNAROK :

“..the Scandinavian Loch Ness Monster treatment just isn't all that mind-blowing, and unfortunately, anything other than an impossible behemoth with sharp teeth would have been preferable..”
by Zach Hollwedel [Under the Radar]

LET'S BE COPS :

“..a mild chuckle every five minutes or so doesn't justify the predictable slog of this mistaken-identity farce..”
by Alonso Duralde [The Wrap]

LIFE AFTER BETH :

“.."Life After Beth," is funny and sweet and more than a bit misguided..”
by Kate Erbland [Film.com]

THE TRIP TO ITALY :

“..some bits are very funny, but they all come to seem like reaching..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]

JAKE SQUARED :

“..Jake Squared is partly a romantic comedy and mostly a pseudo-philosophical apology for self-absorption..”
by Simon Abrams [Village Voice]