Alex Cross

Alex Cross

Alex Cross

Based on the 12th book of James Patterson’s series of crime novels, Alex Cross (Tyler Perry, Star Trek) is a homicide detective and psychologist who meets his match with a psychotic mob hitman (Matthew Fox, Lost). The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral limits.

Morgan Freeman previously played the role of Cross in the films Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider.

2012Rating: M, contains violence & sexual references101 minsUSA
ActionMysteryThriller
Director:
Rob Cohen ('The Fast and the Furious', 'xXx', 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor')
Writer:
Marc MossKerry Williamson
Cast:
Tyler PerryMatthew FoxRachel NicholsGiancarlo EspositoJean RenoEdward BurnsJohn C. McGinleyCicely Tyson
71%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Lacked depth

Action ok, story forgettable, all too predictable

2.0
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Medea's Psycho-killer Bottom-burp :(

Say what you will about modern thriller fiction, but when it comes to highly entertaining, fast-moving page-turners that are instantly forgettable, but fun while they last, there's not much better than Lee Child's Jack Reacher series or James Patterson's Alex Cross books. So why can't they make a decent movie out of Cross? Patterson's Washington DC...

1.0
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Time Out

Time Out

press

In drag or out of it, the soft-spoken star has rarely been less convincing than when locking and loading from his home arsenal or dangling from a decaying Detroit edifice.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Where Freeman was warm but enigmatic, Perry is warm but empty.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A disjointed thriller with t0o many characters rattling around.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

As for Fox, he’s stuck playing an underwritten villain with no particular motivation for torturing victims in such gruesome fashion. So he goes way overboard, filling in the gaps with a twitchy, eye-bulging performance worthy of a Razzie Award.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Cross has a really bad temper, really big guns and really bad dialogue. He will use all of them excessively if pushed.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

You almost feel sorry for Tyler Perry, stepping out of his own universe for the first time to try to expand his range and finding himself in something as thoroughly dismal as Alex Cross.

0
Box Office Magazine

Box Office Magazine

press

Rebooting novelist James Patterson's famous 'Alex Cross' character for the big screen, Tyler Perry aims at new cinematic territory and scores a bullseye as the Detroit detective embroiled in a hunt for a mega-evil killer that turns personal.

3.0
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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It's downright painful to watch Perry struggle to take over James Patterson's forensic-psychologist hero Alex Cross ...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

In drag or out of it, the soft-spoken star has rarely been less convincing than when locking and loading from his home arsenal or dangling from a decaying Detroit edifice.

1.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Where Freeman was warm but enigmatic, Perry is warm but empty.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A disjointed thriller with t0o many characters rattling around.

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

As for Fox, he’s stuck playing an underwritten villain with no particular motivation for torturing victims in such gruesome fashion. So he goes way overboard, filling in the gaps with a twitchy, eye-bulging performance worthy of a Razzie Award.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Cross has a really bad temper, really big guns and really bad dialogue. He will use all of them excessively if pushed.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

You almost feel sorry for Tyler Perry, stepping out of his own universe for the first time to try to expand his range and finding himself in something as thoroughly dismal as Alex Cross.

0
Box Office Magazine

Box Office Magazine

press

Rebooting novelist James Patterson's famous 'Alex Cross' character for the big screen, Tyler Perry aims at new cinematic territory and scores a bullseye as the Detroit detective embroiled in a hunt for a mega-evil killer that turns personal.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It's downright painful to watch Perry struggle to take over James Patterson's forensic-psychologist hero Alex Cross ...

0

Lacked depth

Action ok, story forgettable, all too predictable

2.0
0

Medea's Psycho-killer Bottom-burp :(

Say what you will about modern thriller fiction, but when it comes to highly entertaining, fast-moving page-turners that are instantly forgettable, but fun while they last, there's not much better than Lee Child's Jack Reacher series or James Patterson's Alex Cross books. So why can't they make a decent movie out of Cross? Patterson's Washington DC...

1.0
0