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'The Raven' reactions: John Cusack's Poe gets mixed reviews - Celebrity News: John Cusack portrays Edgar Allan P...

'The Raven' reactions: John Cusack's Poe gets mixed reviews - Celebrity News: John Cusack portrays Edgar Allan P...

John Cusack portrays Edgar Allan Poe in “The Raven.” (AP/Relativity Media, Larry Horricks) John Cusack ’s “The Raven” will hit theaters today with a plunk: On the site Rotten Tomatoes, the historical thriller has just a 26 percent fresh rating among top critics. Based on some reviews, it seems the actor was not suited to play this version of Edgar Allan Poe — one that investigates a serial killer imitating his works. John DeFore, writing for The Washington Post, certainly thought so : “See the right promotional photo of John Cusack playing Edgar Allan Poe in “The Raven,” and it briefly looks like a good idea: The high forehead, the shadowed eyes — even with Poe’s moustache transformed into a more 2012-fashionable goatee, there’s enough of a resemblance to tantalize. .?.?. But then Edgar Allan Poe walks into a bar and starts talking, and we immediately understand why Cusack...

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