Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Raven Reviews

3.0

44

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    This many-feathered animal occasionally soars before it crash-lands.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    The Raven is period piece fun - at least until it realizes there has to be a conclusion. That's where a certain amount of inevitable disappointment sets in. The curse of the two-hour murder mystery is that the ending never seems to justify the build-up.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    The film, devising events that led up to his mysterious death in 1849, is also the most gruesomely literal-minded of period detective stories.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    When I heard that John Cusack had been cast for this film, it sounded like good news: I could imagine him as Poe, tortured and brilliant, lashing out at a cruel world. But that isn't the historical Poe the movie has in mind. It is a melodramatic Poe, calling for the gifts of Nicolas Cage.

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