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Alex Cross Reviews

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
October 22, 2012
Alex Cross is coarse, punishing, and, in all the ways that matter, conscienceless ...
October 21, 2012
So cloddish, slapdash, gracelessly written, and visually fugly that it's difficult to distinguish Perry's limitations in the role from those of the whole unpleasant enterprise.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 19, 2012
A strong candidate for dumbest film of the year ...
October 19, 2012
For a franchise with an off-the-charts nuanced thinker as its protagonist, Alex Cross isn't very smart.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 19, 2012
Perry's supposed to be its center. And as an actor - certainly as a movie star - he's absolutely nowhere to be found.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 19, 2012
Tyler Perry finds it easier to step out of Madea's dress than into Morgan Freeman's shoes in the thriller Alex Cross, a trite attempt at franchise building.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 19, 2012
Stripped down to his undershirt or brandishing an assault rifle, Perry looks both incongruous and ridiculous - an icon out of water.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 19, 2012
It feels almost cruel to laugh at such a blindly stumbling, dunderheaded action-thriller, but you won't be able to help it.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
October 19, 2012
There's still a marketplace for a smart, well-crafted cat-and-mouse thriller. But "Alex Cross" isn't it.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 19, 2012
Cohen squanders a surprisingly recognizable cast on a half-baked plot adapted from James Patterson's series of novels.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 19, 2012
The first thing you'll want to know about "Alex Cross" is: Can Tyler Perry carry it off? The answer is: Sort of, but not really.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2012
"Alex Cross" is a good example of what a seriously talented director can do with a heaping pile of garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2012
The opening scene of "Alex Cross" serves notice of what's to come by taking us down into a Detroit sewer.
October 18, 2012
A grim, dispiritingly stupid waste of time, energy, money and talent ...
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
October 18, 2012
[Cross] has a really bad temper, really big guns and really bad dialogue. He will use all of them excessively if pushed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
October 18, 2012
As goofy as it is gruesome.
October 18, 2012
From its cliché opening -- an irrelevant gun battle and chase -- to its derivative climax, this is a film with decades of dust on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
October 18, 2012
If I hadn't had to stay awake, I would have slept though the whole thing. At home.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 18, 2012
Perry is a likable presence, but the movie around him is such a mess that he never gets to prove his potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2012
Cohen's resume argues that he's a better action director than this; the laziness is inexcusable. The denouement is easily decoded and suitably cheesy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2012
Clichéd, improbable, and frequently risible.
October 18, 2012
The movie is ugly in spirit and looks. All Alex Cross spiked was my appreciation for Morgan Freeman, the original cinematic Alex Cross.
October 18, 2012
Formulaic serial-killer crapola ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 18, 2012
Perry is no more out of his depth here than anyone else in the cast.
October 18, 2012
Somebody got it wrong. A lot of people got it wrong. And the result is one of the most ridiculous, laughable ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 18, 2012
Picture Alan Alda in the title role of "Dirty Harry," and you have a good idea why Tyler Perry playing a hard-edged cop in "Alex Cross" doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2012
"Alex Cross" is a grim yet silly piece of work, even as serial-killer thrillers go.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2012
The closer Cohen rams the camera to his pummeling actors, the more you don't know what's actually transpiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2012
It's downright painful to watch Perry struggle to take over James Patterson's forensic-psychologist hero Alex Cross ...
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 18, 2012
The direction by Rob Cohen is so careless that the film's climax is set up by a car crash that, if I am not mistaken, is completely coincidental.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 17, 2012
If you've seen Tyler Perry's Good Deeds or Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too, you know that a non-Madea Perry barely registers on the screen.
October 17, 2012
Tyler Perry should not give up his day job. At least not until he chooses better dramatic vehicles for branching out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 17, 2012
Casting Perry as Cross was a bad idea, though it's not necessarily the worst in a movie built on bad ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 16, 2012
You almost feel sorry for Tyler Perry, stepping out of his own universe for the first time to try to expand his range and finding himself in something as thoroughly dismal as Alex Cross.
October 15, 2012
The director acquits himself on the action front, but makes the simple procedural elements feel wooden and melodramatic, particularly in sappy home-life scenes.