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When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality.

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Maddux (as Kevin R. McNally)
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Storyline

This movie is set in the mid 1800s and involves poet Edgar Allan Poe. A serial killer is on the loose and murdering people using Poe's descriptions from his published stories and poems. Poe teams up with Detective Fields, a Baltimore policeman to try and catch the killer by using his knowledge of the descriptions. Even though the stories are fictional, they start to become reality and the killer is a step ahead of them. Then it takes on a personal note as Poe's lover becomes a target. Will they stop the killer in time? Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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The only one who can stop a serial killer is the man who inspired him.


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Rated R for bloody violence and grisly images | See all certifications »

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27 April 2012 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,289,642 (USA) (27 April 2012)

Gross:

$16,005,978 (USA) (6 July 2012)
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Trivia

Ewan McGregor (as Edgar Allan Poe) and Jeremy Renner (as Inspector Emmet Fields) were originally attached to star, but dropped out. See more »

Goofs

When Reynolds pours the poison into the little glass, he fills it to the brim. However, when he pushes the glass over to Poe, the glass is just about 2/3 to 3/4 full. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Breathless Tenement Man: It's the fourth floor.
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Nocturne, es-dur, OP.9
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Lucas Vidal
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Dark and atmospheric police case... with Poe.
14 August 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I really wanted to like this film, I really did. Something was off, though. Was it the script? Perhaps, although I can't find a clear fault in it. Some of the sophistication of the crimes and of the investigative methods were clearly out of the era, but overall it was OK. The production values were good, the direction was good, the acting was good. The atmosphere was dark and claustrophobic as in Poe's writing. Yet, I didn't quite find the enjoyment I was looking for.

The only thing I can think off was John Cusack. He and Alice Eve had no chemistry (and how can you not have it with Alice Eve?!) and the thing I had most trouble believing were not the way the criminal always barely escapes, not the story or the era or the feel of the movie, but that Cusack's character had any feelings at all. He seemed apathetic and occasionally angry. That was it. And that made the film, a good film overall, not be better than average.


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