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"THE RAVEN"
(2012) (John Cusack, Luke Evans) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Suspense/Thriller: Writer Edgar Allan Poe joins forces with a 19th century Baltimore detective when a serial killer starts copying material from Poe's works.
PLOT:
It's 1849 and Edgar Allan Poe (JOHN CUSACK) is a writer whose best days seem behind him. Having published a number of popular tales of macabre mystery and murder over the years, he now finds it next to impossible to get newspaper editor Henry Maddux (KEVIN McNALLY) to publish his latest works in the local paper. But Poe's attention -- when not objecting to that or keeping his romance with Emily Hamilton (ALICE EVE) secret from her well-to-do father, Captain Hamilton (BRENDAN GLEESON) -- is diverted by a series of murders that appear to be copied from parts of his past works.

The first to figure that out is Baltimore Detective Emmett Fields (LUKE EVANS), who initially casts a suspicious eye on Poe as the culprit. When he realizes that's not the case, he enlists the aid of the writer to figure out when, where and how the killer will strike next. Things then become more complicated when the killer starts toying with Poe, not only leaving him clues about the next murder, but also kidnapping Emily to raise the stakes. From that point on, the writer races against time to figure out who the killer is before it's too late.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Some teens might be interested, especially if they're into movies regarding Edgar Allan Poe, historical pics or murder-mystery sorts of tales.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For bloody violence and grisly images.


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