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Generally favorable reviews- based on 97 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 97
  2. Negative: 12 out of 97

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  1. May 7, 2012
    Reading The Raven, after having seen the movie. I expected mediocrity, but was shockingly surprised by the elaborate plot twists and inclusion of several of Poe's major works.
  2. JYT
    Jun 9, 2012
    Original and well inspired, which respect the E.A.Poe mindset, good photography, camera, acting. the thread of the story is also well put together. This is a great movie for the younger generation to help them discover E.A.Poe and encourage them to read the books. If you have read all the novels, you will be able to assign each sentence to novel it refers to: make the movie more enjoyable. Brilliant idea. A must watch for the 13-19 y.o. and the older generation more classically educated. Expand
  3. Apr 28, 2012
    A very good thriller, inventive and good acting and effects, Poe invented the mystery story and this film is a mystery, he popularized the horror story and this film has gore. He was witty and wrote humorous tales, science fiction and was a diabetic alcoholic, haunted by death and love, and this movie "gets" it, a lot of people didn't, but here's hoping you do.
  4. Jun 3, 2012
    A Really Good Movie!
    Very Good Script And Acting! This Movie Should Atleast Be A 7/10!

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    May 2, 2012
    It is, in a word or two, everything that Poe's tales and poems were not: interminable and picayune.
  2. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    May 2, 2012
    The film, devising events that led up to his mysterious death in 1849, is also the most gruesomely literal-minded of period detective stories.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Apr 30, 2012
    It's a pathetic missed opportunity - and one occasion of actually going broke by underestimating the intelligence of the American public.