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 John Chard

By John Chard

Elementary my dear Edgar.

The Raven is directed by James McTeigue and written by Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare. It stars John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve and Brendan Gleeson. Music is by Lucas Vidal and cinematography by Danny Ruhlmann.

"On October 7, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe was found, near death, on a park bench in Baltimore, Maryland. The last days of his life remain a mystery"

It's a real smart idea that the makers have here, putting their own theory forward on what happened in the lead up to Poe's death. Essentially a period whodunit procedural as Poe (Cusack) and Inspector... read the rest.

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