This is what I go to the movies for, entertainment. The Raven is suspenseful and gripping. It held my interest right to the end and I thought John Cusack and the rest of the cast did a great job. I don't expect great art from a movie like this, all I want is to go spend 2 hrs in a dark theater eating popcorn and being told a good story. I didn't even guess the identity of the bad guy until, almost, the reveal.