The Raven

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"The only one who can stop a serial killer is the man who inspired him."
  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 6.4  (88,229)
  • 44

The Raven is a thrilling murder mystery movie that takes place in 19th-century Baltimore. The movie revolves around the life of renowned poet and writer Edgar Allan Poe, played by John Cusack, who is depicted as a complex, melancholic, and alcoholic character. The movie opens with a murder committed in the style of one of Poe's stories. The killer is a fan of Poe's work and begins a gruesome killing spree, taking inspiration from Poe's stories. Poe is brought in to help with the investigation by Detective Fields, played by Luke Evans, who initially arrests Poe as he becomes the prime suspect.

As the killings continue, Poe is drawn deeper into the case, realizing that the murderer is using his stories as a blueprint for the killings. Poe begins to decipher clues left by the killer and discovers that his fiancée, Emily, played by Alice Eve, may also be in danger.

The movie is filled with suspense, as the audience follows the trail of the killer alongside Poe and Detective Fields. As the investigation progresses, Poe becomes increasingly disturbed as he realizes that the killer seems to know more about him than he would like.

The Raven is a well-crafted murder mystery with a strong ensemble cast. The character of Edgar Allan Poe is portrayed with depth and complexity, making the audience invested in his plight. John Cusack gives a powerful performance as Poe, highlighting his talent as an actor.

Alice Eve shines as Emily, the love interest of Poe. She brings a vulnerability to the character, making the audience feel invested in her safety. Luke Evans also performs admirably as Detective Fields, who initially sees Poe as a suspect but ultimately comes to trust him.

The movie is beautifully shot, showcasing the charm and ominous atmosphere of 19th-century Baltimore. The costumes and sets are meticulously crafted, immersing the audience in the time period.

The Raven is a movie that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats until the very end. The story is suspenseful and engaging, and the characters are well-developed. The movie presents a fascinating portrayal of Edgar Allan Poe and his work, making it a must-watch for fans of his writing.

Overall, The Raven is an excellent murder mystery that will satisfy even the most discerning viewers. It is a movie that is sure to be enjoyed by lovers of horror, suspense, and mystery genres.

The Raven is a 2012 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 44.

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    6.4  (88,229)
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