05 March 2014

The Raven on the Jetty - ★★

A wonderful sense of mystery is created early in the film which initially makes it easy to overlook the amateur performances (from the adults, the mute child actor is quite good). However nothing is done to resolve this mystery or even explore it, in fact I'm struggling to think if anything really happened in the film at all. To make matters worse every scene is dragged out far too long, beyond the point of tedium and invoking anger and annoyance. It was a relief to find I was not alone in feeling this way. I've just noticed that the running time is only 88 minutes which I cannot believe as it felt much longer.

March 05, 2014 at 05:47PM

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