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Derivative and contains too many implausible situations.
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Freeman, as always, is a still center of dependable calm and intelligence, but Potter registers only as another generic blonde.
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.
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.
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.
Gets tangled in its own web of absurdities.
Taken at face value, the film is entertaining, exciting at times and fun to watch.
A thriller that ended the possibilities for Morgan Freeman as an unlikely star of a great franchise. [Full review in Spanish]
Plotholes cripple the film.
Morgan Freeman reprises his role from Kiss the Girls in this inferior psychological thriller
Blood, violence, murder good Freeman, dumb plot.
I don't begrudge Freeman his own hero-man franchise, but I wish the movies worked harder to be worthy of him.
I felt like I was kidnapped and forced to watch this drek as punishment.
Alex: To be brutally honest, I think you have a morbid desire to burn in hell.
"The game is far from over."
Overall, Along Came a Spider is a average mystery thriller at best. The film is twisty, but not smart twisty; just twisty. Twists are something that, if used intelligently can add a lot to a film. They also can make decent movies bad, and bad movies unbearable. In Along Came a Spider's case; the twists didn't really elevate the movie, nor did they take away from it. If anything the lackluster twists fit in really well with everything else that was taking place.
This follows a detective named Alex Cross, who gets a phone call from a man who just kidnapped a senators daughter. The kidnapper posed as a teacher at a prep school and snatched the girl one day, while the secret service was just late in catching him. A secret service member who worked at the school becomes Cross's partner as they try to piece together the kidnapper's motives and also where the girl is.
There's no way to describe this movie other then saying it is a generic detective mystery. There's nothing new and exciting, but it is a decent time filler. The movie runs pretty smoothly and time passes at a good pace, but there's a lot missing to make this a truly good film. Morgan Freeman is good as Cross and does help the movie flow a lot better, though.
In the end, I would disregard saying whether to watch this one or not. If you have nothing better to do on a boring afternoon and come across it, it's worth a look. If you never come across it, you also won't be missing much. It's not a must see, but if you do, you also won't be overly angered that this was how you spent your 100 minutes.
Good thriller with a good cast. A congressman's daughter is kidnapped for ransom. A forensic psychologist seeks out the kidnapper and girl. Interesting twist at the end.
Good acting from Freeman and Yelchin but that's pretty much the only good thing in this! Badly thought out film with a horribly predictive plot. Potter's performance was absolutely awful. Ending was plain and I did get the feeling that I was watching a sequel which I now know was part of a book series. I don't know if the book was as bad as this but if it was, the producer needs to be fired.
BEST. VILLAIN. EVER.
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