The Raven Reviews

  • The Raven
    • Genre : Thriller
    • Release Date : April 27, 2012
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 113
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Relativity Media
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    • Reviews Rate
      Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.

    • Readers Rate
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  • worth seeing if only for Cusack's boozy turn as the odd bird writer
    2.5 of 4 by Claudia Puig [USA Today ]
  • what a ridiculous proposition "The Raven" is
    1 of 5 by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News ]
  • viewers can be easily distracted by logistical mysteries
    Review rate : C by Steve Persall [Tampa Bay Times ]
  • 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
    2 of 4 by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle ]
  • the literate nature of much of the dialogue is undercut by the plot-by-numbers nature of the story arc
    2.5 of 4 by James Berardinelli [ReelViews ]
  • the director who stitched "The Raven" together has no idea how to frame or compose a scene, let alone "grow" a film organically
    1.5 of 5 by Kathleen Murphy [MSN Movies ]
  • seems incapable of delivering an intelligent film, but Cusack's flat performance is simply painful to watch
    2 of 5 by Justin Strout [Orlando Weekly ]
  • provide an ideal jumping-off point for this macabre entertainment
    by J. R. Jones [Chicago Reader ]
  • like a masterpiece compared to this incoherent hodgepodge from James McTeigue
    1 of 4 by Peter Keough [Boston Phoenix ]
  • lacks in narrative invention it makes up for by pushing the audience's face in blood, guts, and hacked flesh
    1.5 of 4 by Ty Burr [Boston Globe ]
  • it's all very silly, prompting much unintended audience laughter when it isn't just plain boring
    1 of 4 by Peter Howell [Toronto Star ]
  • 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
    2.5 of 5 by A.O. Scott [New York Times ]

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