Alex Cross Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
July 21, 2013

At least this confirms my long-held suspicion that Tyler Perry is drawn to bad scripts whether he wrote them or not.

Full Review | Original Score: D
John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews
June 30, 2013

The cliched plot and terrible dialogue make this so-called "thriller" nearly unbearable.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
April 16, 2013

Where to start with all the things wrong with this film?

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
February 5, 2013

Never quite rises above a run-of-the-mill, cop-chases-killer-thriller flick, or much expands beyond would happen if an hour-long TV drama was given an extra half-hour to stretch.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Murray Robertson
The List
December 17, 2012

Suffering from delusions of franchise, this is more Scooby-Doo than Silence of the Lambs, and bears all the hallmarks of a cult bad film in the making.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
December 7, 2012

Cohen slices and dices the finale so much you cannot fathom it.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
December 3, 2012

If you crave a genial crime thriller about a forensic psychologist then go and buy a boxset of Cracker. Alex Cross is simply an inexcusable misfire.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ross Jones-Morris
December 3, 2012

A lot of rather unpleasant things unfold, delivered with a consummate laziness that it's terribly hard to engage with.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
Top Critic
November 27, 2012

[Perry] has rarely been less convincing than when locking and loading from his home arsenal or dangling from a decaying Detroit edifice.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matt Mueller
Total Film
November 23, 2012

The only appeal here is the sick kick of watching a franchise blow itself to bloody stumps.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 20, 2012

It doesn't take a detective to determine it's not the fault of Tyler Perry that 'Alex Cross' is subpar.

Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Jim Schembri
November 10, 2012

The film is crammed with inevitable (and admittedly enjoyable) cop-vs-psycho cliches, yet the proficient, pacy direction by veteran action specialist Rob Cohen keeps the fights, carplay and chases moving at a nifty, time-killing clip.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Simms
FILMINK (Australia)
November 5, 2012

Alex Cross wasn't conceived as spoof, but such poorly written and executed dross is laughable.

Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
November 3, 2012

The screenplay and direction deliver several scenes that are unintentionally funny, being either too leaden or too ridiculous

Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
November 3, 2012

Unsure whether it aspires to be a police procedural, an action thriller, a revenge drama or a buddy movie, Alex Cross is a mess of a film, devoid of tension

Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
November 3, 2012

Alex Cross is clumsily directed, poorly acted, and shoddily scripted to the point that with the right crowd you may find yourself laughing at the all the things wrong with it.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 2, 2012

So many other things are wrong with the wretched 'Alex Cross' that Perry's somnambulistic performance doesn't even crack the top five.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Dominic Corry
November 1, 2012

It's an embarrassment for all involved.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ed Gibbs
The National
October 31, 2012

Late-night TV fodder for insomniacs, perhaps, nothing more.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Eric Eisenberg
October 28, 2012

Alex Cross is a total trainwreck. You'd think it would be hard to mess up something as simple as a cop vs. killer story this badly, but Cohen and his crew seem to screw it up at every turn.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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