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Along Came a Spider Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 6, 2001
Man, are you gonna be talking when you come out of this movie! Saying things like 'but why...' and 'if she...' and 'wouldn't he...' and 'how come...' as you try to trace your way back through the twisted logic of the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
April 6, 2001
Sink under the weight of its own preposterousness despite the best efforts of the always-effective Morgan Freeman to stave off disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 5, 2001
The final twist is just plain dumb, and neither the performers nor the script's explanation of the characters' motivation have the panache to carry it off.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
Blood, violence, murder good Freeman, dumb plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
November 24, 2001
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 2, 2001
Strikes out in one direction, then reverses course in a manner that defies all logic.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 1, 2000
The movie is only so-so.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Eric D. Snider
April 6, 2001
The plot twists come in the final 30 minutes, and while they are entertaining, they're also ludicrous. One begins to wish the movie had stuck with its original plan of just being a mediocre cop thriller, rather than changing into something quasi-clever.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
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 | Original Score: C
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 6, 2001
In movies like this, plot twists can make you gasp, 'Of course!' or they can make you snort, 'Oh, brother!' Patterson, Moss, and Tamahori don't seem to see the difference.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
I don't begrudge Freeman his own hero-man franchise, but I wish the movies worked harder to be worthy of him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 6, 2001
Gets tangled in its own web of absurdities.
Erik Childress
April 5, 2001
Where Kiss the Girls fell apart in the last ten minutes, Along Came a Spider unweaves in the entire third act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
April 9, 2001
The kind of movie with so many suspension of disbelief high hurdles that any police officer, federal agent or audience member with a stitch of common sense would likely snicker all the way through.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Carlo Cavagna
April 13, 2001
a slick product conceived in the executive conference room of some Hollywood studio, not in the mind of an artist
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 11, 2001
Se puede ver, pero sin buscarle mayor información o profundidad. Simplemente para pasar el rato.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 16, 2001
...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
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Is it too much to ask for reasonable explanations of human behavior in a psychological thriller?
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
There are just too many holes in the plotline of this hollow thriller for it to be convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
April 5, 2001
Freeman -- and even Alex Cross -- deserve better employment.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
April 9, 2001
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
April 9, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
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Robert Koehler
March 17, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 20, 2001
Alexander Walker
This is London
May 7, 2001
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April 12, 2001

Irish Times
September 7, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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