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Cross, a young homicide detective/psychologist meets his match in a serial killer. 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 and psychological limits.
Crime Mystery Thriller - While he is the main star, this is a wildly different film from those
that Tyler Perry writes and directs. This is a dark and PG-13
violent crime thriller based on the James Patterson novel series and
title character played by Morgan Freeman in previous films, and so
those used to a more comedic and gentler Perry should take note.
Violence. sexual content, and language make the film too intense for
Tyler Perry MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION, GOOD DEEDS Matthew Fox SPEED RACER, VANTAGE POINT, WE ARE MARSHALL Edward Burns FRIENDS WITH KIDS, MAN ON A LEDGE, 27 DRESSES Rachel Nichols CONAN THE BARBARIAN, G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA Jean Reno ARMORED, THE PINK PANTHER 2, FLUSHED AWAY Director:Rob Cohen THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR
PROFANITY: 1 S-word; 2 GD's; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex without nudity. VIOLENCE: Fights, shootings, killings with minimal to no blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Fights and explosions. COMEDY: Some banter.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average There's nothing in Alex Cross that argues another installment is warranted, but much will depend on whether Tyler Perry's audience crosses over and continues to follow him in this new, very different role.
Roger EbertFull Review Average This is the first film Tyler Perry has appeared in that isn't his own personal work. He is best known, of course, as Madea, the 6-foot-5 matriarch Perry plays as a cross-dressing signature role. "Alex Cross" would perhaps have been much improved with Medea in the title role.
USA TodayFull Review Average While the action is slack and uninvolving and the look of the film is grubby, it's the rote tale of Alex Cross vs. the artistic serial killer that most disappoints. For a far better time: Turn on the TV and watch an old episode of Bones.
Washington PostFull Review Average ..."Alex Cross" isn't meant to be analyzed too deeply. The title character probably sums up the best strategy for appreciating the film's modest pleasures when he says, "Don't overthink it; I'm just looking for a bad guy."
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of xxx moviegoers:
Unfortunately, from several showings we were only able to collect 48 moviegoer reviews.
TEENS:Good reviews from the teens. The two males rated it above average. One female loved "Alex Cross," one rated it above average and one rated it "Good/Average."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Two of the males loved it but the other three were somewhat disappointed. They only rated it "Good/Average." Five of the seven females enjoyed "Alex Cross" very much with half loving it. A couple were somewhat disappointed, rating it "Good/Average."
ADULTS:Very good reviews from the males. Half loved "Alex Cross." Another quarter enjoyed it very much. The last quarter rated it a bit low giving it a review of "Good/Average." The females didn't enjoy it quite as much as the guys. Only about a quarter of the ladies loved it. Another quarter rated it "Very Good," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Unfortunately, half the ladies only rated it as "Good/Average," which is a bit disappointing, but certainly not bad.
The story takes Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) back to show the origins of the character as a Detroit police department detective. His lifelong friend Tommy Kane (Edward Burns) is also his partner and the two also work with detective Monica Ashe (Rachel Nichols), who gets caught up in the chase for the serial killer nicknamed Picasso (Matthew Fox). Picasso's ultimate target is Detroit-based multi-national industrialist Giles Mercier (Jean Reno) but what appears as obvious, is anything but, as Cross has to try to get into a killer's head to anticipate what could be next and to check the violent urges that Picasso has brought out in him.