Can’t Hollywood get anything right?
THE RAVEN is so ridiculous, critics haven’t had to look too far…
Nigel Andrews in the Financial Times
Poor Edgar Allan Poe. For years he groomed that personality-defining black moustache sitting like a mournful raven on his upper lip. Then along comes John Cusack in The Raven wearing a full-order goatee. Can’t Hollywood get anything right?
Neil Smith from Total Film
As implausible as the stars’ gleaming choppers. Who knew they had such great dentistry in 1840s Baltimore?
Kim Newman from Empire Magazine
From the first crashing chords of the disastrously inappropriate rock score to the frankly dumb punchline, this consistently misses the mark – mostly thanks to haphazard scriptwriting which suggests a wikipedia level of Poe scholarship and a failure to grasp the concept of the whodunit.
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