Tom's Review of Alex Cross

  • 17 months ago via Flixster
    Alex Cross

    Alex Cross (2012)

    (1 1/2 Stars) Alex Cross has so many marks of a bad thriller... but what makes it really pointless is that it's not an insane thriller that's so ridiculous that it's funny (ie 88 Minutes or Man on a Ledge). It has almost every bad cop suspense film element including a predictable twist, pain-loving villain (Matthew Fox), and an anticlimax. Its action isn't particularly exciting and director Rob Cohen can do better. I'm not sure what to say about Tyler Perry since I've barely seen any of his other films, but he seems to be stilted in emotional moments. Points to Matthew Fox for transforming himself, but a lot of his lines are very stock "psycho hitman..." I feel like I've seen him in a hundred direct-to-DVD action movies.

    There are a couple unintentionally funny parts, but I'm not sure if they we're trying to be tounge-in-cheek or serious. If you're looking for good action, a decent thriller, or laughs, then don't cross Alex Cross.

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