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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 Raven is rated R for bloody violence and grisly images.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Raven...
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.
- 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.
Drug and Alcohol Use:
- Alcohol abuse.
- Tobacco use
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A
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Details on home video releases of The Raven...
The Raven releases to home video on October 9, 2012.