The Raven

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A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.

  1. Hannah Shakespeare


  2. Ben Livingston


  3. James McTeigue


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  1. John Cusack

    John Cusack

    Edgar Allan Poe

  2. Luke Evans

    Luke Evans

    Detective Emmett Fields

  3. Alice Eve

    Alice Eve


  4. Brendan Gleeson

    Brendan Gleeson

    Colonel Hamilton

  5. Kevin McNally

    Kevin McNally


  6. Oliver Jackson-Cohen

    Oliver Jackson-Cohen

    John Cantrell

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 51m

Budget $26,000,000.00

Revenue $29,657,751.00

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Release Information

  • April 27, 2012
    R, Theatrical



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A review by Per Gunnar Jonsson

By Per Gunnar Jonsson

I just happened to find this movie in the program listings yesterday. Movies based on Edgar Allan Poe can be a bit hit or miss but I like quite a few of his works so I decided to give this one a try. I have to say that it is surprisingly good. The Victorian era setting together with the rather dark plot and atmosphere makes for a very enjoyable old times thriller. The movie is based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe but not in the usual way that one would think when one says based on. Instead the story in this movie is a new story spun around Edgar Allan Poe as a person where his work is used by... read the rest.

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