O que se diz lá fora sobre THE RAVEN, de James McTeigue:
«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.»
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
«THE RAVEN tries to blend all of these motley genres together, and though the effort is valiant, the result is a mess. I suspect Poe's review of it would have been much more savage than mine.»
A.O. Scott, The New York Times.
«THE RAVEN is a squawking, silly picture that never takes flight.»
Leslie Felperin, Variety.
«Cusack captures that desperation vividly enough to make you wish this was the real Poe story, which The Raven onscreen leaves buried alive.»
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.
«While full of welcome gore and blood spatter, it's bankrupt of any creative spark.»
Jaime N. Christley, Slant Magazine.