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Along Came a Spider Reviews

Robert Koehler
Variety
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March 17, 2009
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
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
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

Ebert & Roeper
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April 12, 2001
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
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Like a paperback plucked from a counter at an airport, Spider is an impulse buy of a film, a time killer that will neither tax your brain nor challenge your memory.

Full Review Source: USA Today

April 6, 2001
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Gets tangled in its own web of absurdities.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

April 6, 2001
Pam Sitt
Seattle Times
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Taken at face value, the film is entertaining, exciting at times and fun to watch.

April 6, 2001
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle
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Mindless.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

April 6, 2001
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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A dreary, ludicrous thriller.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

April 6, 2001
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Along Came a Spider is watchable, but that's about all.

April 6, 2001
John Anderson
Newsday
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Thoroughly surprising and far from unsatisfactory.

Full Review Source: Newsday

April 6, 2001
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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Impersonal, barely ept.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 6, 2001
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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From the very beginning of the movie, irritating implausibilities speckle Mark Moss' script.

April 6, 2001
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Reasonably diverting.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 6, 2001
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Sink under the weight of its own preposterousness despite the best efforts of the always-effective Morgan Freeman to stave off disaster.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

April 6, 2001
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
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If you tend to really analyze thrillers, and then get bugged when there are gaps in logic, save yourself the aggravation.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

April 6, 2001
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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No matter how average the script, the direction or the company, any movie that stars Freeman is worth two hours and nearly 10 bucks.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

April 6, 2001
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Wears the one-size-fits-all jumpsuit of a hundred forgettable crime capers.

April 6, 2001
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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It may be chock-full of psychological elements, but it's neither suspenseful nor thrilling.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

April 6, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

April 6, 2001
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Along Came a Spider is efficient, but in the end quite pedestrian.

April 6, 2001
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Freeman's performance -- one of laserlike perspicacity shining through eyes made narrow by a laconic, been-there-done-that cool -- is the film's ramrod-true spine.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/5

April 5, 2001
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Hollywood has screwed up again, big-time.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

April 5, 2001
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Detective yarns should be tauter than this slack affair.

April 5, 2001
Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
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On some level, nearly every thriller asks viewers to suspend their disbelief. Along Came a Spider expects you to kick yours in the nuts, break both its legs, and not make hospital visits. You can't even send flowers.

April 5, 2001
Robert Horton
Film.com
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Potter doesn't resemble a Secret Service agent in any significant way, but so little in this movie rings true that it hardly matters.

April 5, 2001
Al Brumley
Dallas Morning News
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Anyone with any knowledge of police procedure will have to start suspending disbelief in a big way.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

April 5, 2001
Curtis Morgan
Miami Herald
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A mediocre widget stamped straight out of the mold of the popular police procedural, the kind featuring a master detective.

April 5, 2001
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Good solid entertainment.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

April 5, 2001
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Along Came a Spider moves at a taut, well-metered pace, one that allows for scenes of psychological excavation.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

April 5, 2001
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Freeman -- and even Alex Cross -- deserve better employment.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

April 5, 2001
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Strikes out in one direction, then reverses course in a manner that defies all logic.

April 2, 2001
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