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The Raven

Life mirrors art, or so it is feared when Edgar Allan Poe's poem, The Raven, becomes the inspiration of a serial killer. This fictional period piece portrays the horror author (played by John Cusack) as an advisor on the macabre case, hoping to catch the murderer before he commits any more grisly acts.

Why is The Raven rated R? The MPAA rated The Raven R for bloody violence and grisly images.

The Raven
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The Raven rated R? The Raven is rated R by the MPAA for bloody violence and grisly images.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Visually explicit portrayals of violence, including throat slashing.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner detail with blood and tissue damage.

- Several depictions of shooting, stabbing and slashing.

- Frequent, sometimes brutal, weapons violence and portrayals of corpses, with blood, gore and detail shown.

- - Graphic portrayals of torture and brutality.

- Detailed disturbing scenes.

- Gory and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.

- Mild sexual references and innuendo.


- One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing and vulgar expressions.

- Slurs

Drug and Alcohol Use:

- Alcohol abuse.

- Tobacco use

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The Raven
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Gory Scenes.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes.
Ontario 18A Brutal Violence, Language May Offend, Gory Scenes.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A

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News About "The Raven"

Cast and Crew

The Raven is directed by James McTeigue and stars John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans.

This fictional tale is based on Edgar Allan Poe's poem, The Raven.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Raven movie is October 9, 2012. Here are some details…

The Raven releases to home video on October 9, 2012.

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