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Along Came a Spider Reviews

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Emanuel Levy

Morgan Freeman reprises his role from Kiss the Girls in this inferior psychological thriller

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C

June 23, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Blood, violence, murder good Freeman, dumb plot.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 21, 2010
Rob Gonsalves

I don't begrudge Freeman his own hero-man franchise, but I wish the movies worked harder to be worthy of him.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

July 23, 2007

I felt like I was kidnapped and forced to watch this drek as punishment.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

July 1, 2006
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Enjoyment, or even tolerance, of 'Along Came A Spider' hangs upon a couple of plot twists, which even by Hollywood standards are pretty far-fetched.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

February 13, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

It's a good-looking, mostly well-acted but preposterously plotted movie.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK]

December 16, 2002
Ron Wells
Film Threat

The best I can say is that this was a relatively inoffensive way to pass a couple of hours, but after about a day I'm having trouble remembering any of it already.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2/5

December 8, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Director Lee Tamahori and screenwriter Marc Moss treat their star (and his character) with all due respect, and manage to turn out an engrossing, entertaining movie in the process.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3/4

October 15, 2002
John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
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Freeman, as always, is a still center of dependable calm and intelligence, but Potter registers only as another generic blonde.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 3, 2002
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Even at half speed, Freeman excels: He knows how to whip out his badge at a crime scene and make it seem as if he had been doing it his whole life.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

September 26, 2002
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Along Came a Spider isn't a smart thriller like Se7en or Copycat; instead, it's more of a watchable idiotic thriller.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

September 25, 2002
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

[Lee]Tamahori keeps the pacing lively enough that he doesn't allow the audience time to linger on the many plot implausibilities

Full Review Source: Lawrence Journal-World | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 31, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Is it too much to ask for reasonable explanations of human behavior in a psychological thriller?

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

August 2, 2002
James Sanford
James Sanford on Film

so hell-bent on surprising us that it's willing to sacrifice just about anything -- logic, credibility, common sense, etc. -- in the hopes of catching the audience off-guard.

Full Review Source: James Sanford on Film

June 9, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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There are popcorn movies, and then there are movies like this one, which, by its conclusion, make you want to toss your empty popcorn bag at the screen.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 19, 2002
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

Gives Morgan Freeman a chance to once and for all prove that he could walk through a garbage heap and convince you it smells nice.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 2/4

February 26, 2002
Scott Weinberg

Obviously under the impression that their audience lacks the common sense of a kiwi, the filmmakers present a 1-2-3 punch of inescapably insipid plot twists.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 24, 2001
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...does little to enhance the reputation of mystery thrillers in general and little to solidify Freeman's claim to importance as a serious actor.

| Original Score: 5/10

November 16, 2001
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

You begin to feel like the butt of some absurd joke or embroiled in a wilfully obscure Buddhist koan. What is the sound of one movie sucking?

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 27, 2001
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

With the post-Silence glut of serial killer films, it takes a lot to make an impression, and Along Came a Spider lacks that all-important spark.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C

October 24, 2001
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