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Alex Cross 

Sadists only

Oh dear.
  • Oh dear.

Tyler Perry is somehow supposed to stand in for Morgan Freeman in the catastrophic Alex Cross. Previously played by Freeman in Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider, Alex Cross is a Sherlockian detective on the hunt for a sadistic assassin obsessed with experiencing pain. That by-the-numbers case falls aside when the killer, ludicrously and hilariously played by a jacked out Matthew Fox, starts targeting Cross' team. There's so much here to hate, from the stilted dialogue where characters describe each others' motivations, to the saccharine family-time Cross spends with his wife and kids. The greatest train wreck though is watching Perry and Fox “match wits” in their respective roles. One actor deliriously out of his depth, the other making every wrong choice imaginable. Alex Cross is highly enjoyably, if, like Fox's assassin, you get off on pain.

Alex Cross
Rated PG-13 (MPAA) · 101 min. · 2012
Official Site: www.alexcrossmovie.com
Director: Rob Cohen
Writer: Marc Moss and James Patterson
Producer: Bill Block, Paul Hanson, James Patterson, Steve Bowen, Leopoldo Gout and Randall Emmett
Cast: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns, Jean Reno and Giancarlo Esposito

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