"The Raven" (R, 111 minutes).
John Cusack stars as Edgar Allen Poe, in an overwrought serial killer melodrama having only the most tenuous connection to the great writer.
Starting with one fact, that Poe was found wandering delirious in Baltimore in 1849, the flick concocts a plot that depends much more on sensational acting than on suspense or atmosphere.
With Luke Evans as a detective who teams up with Poe.
Two stars... See Complete Article @ Roger Ebert