The Raven Reviews

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April 28, 2012
Basically a well-researched but formulaic mystery centered on one of those nyah-nyah serial killers we've seen a thousand times.
April 28, 2012
It lingers intolerably on some inessential scenes, rushes through others, and fails to provide any motivation either for Poe's devoted (albeit fictional) love, or the film's archvillain.
April 27, 2012
Never commits to the kind of full-bore lunacy that might have made the film a campy pleasure.
April 27, 2012
The subject matter screams out for cleverness and depth, the sort of mind-bending twists and satisfying darkness that Poe himself would love. It finds them only in small doses.
April 27, 2012
It's 'Saw' meets 'Sherlock Holmes.' "
April 27, 2012
For a good hour or so, The Raven is gruesome, ludicrous fun. Then it's just ludicrous.
April 27, 2012
Until The Raven almost literally loses itself during a chase in the city sewers, it nicely balances its literary gamesmanship with a R-rated thriller's mandatory gross-out tableaux.
April 27, 2012
It's neither grand nor grisly enough to seriously satisfy Poe-ish cravings for murder, mystery and literary allusions.
April 27, 2012
The pervasive gore overpowers the few clumsy attempts at wit here...
April 27, 2012
It's good pulpy fun, with eye catching period trimmings, and Hungarian locations standing in ably for 19th century Maryland.
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