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Along Came a Spider Reviews

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December 20, 2016
A worthy sequel to the hit '90's adaption of Kiss The Girls (1997). Once again everyone is in top form. Judd has a small role at the beginning of the film. 2nd of the two Alex Cross films starring Freeman, 2nd of the three Alex Cross films to date, 2nd of the three thrillers Freeman & Judd starred in together and 2nd of the five total films that Freeman and Judd have made together, to date. Sequel to: Kiss The Girls (1997). On Blu-Ray.
October 14, 2016
A decent detective thriller that has enough energy, twists and inventiveness to make for a fun ride. There's some inexcusably bad cgi of a car very early on in the movie during an action sequence but to be honest that's my only real criticism.
½ September 22, 2016
Saw this on 31/7/14
This turned out to be a lot lot better than what I expected it to be. It's good to finally see a film where Morgan Freeman plays the lead. It has an even pacing it tries to be different, but it suffers from bad dialogue. The acting on the hole is good.
½ September 11, 2016
Entertaining, better than expected
July 8, 2016
Freeman as magical as ever in a thriller that feels more like a 1995, 1996 story, maybe.
½ May 15, 2016
A good follow-up to Kiss The Girls with Morgan Freeman back in his role as Alex Cross. The twist caught me completely off guard. (First and only viewing - 5/14/2016)
May 7, 2016
Pretty good suspense flick, but for a little girl who was so smart, Megan didn't show too many brains in the very end. And, how did the kidnapper, Soneji, get a security clearance to be around the Russian president's son anyway, without killing a real teacher of the same name and taking his place. No mention that he did that, although the latex handprint suggested it.
½ May 6, 2016
Morgan Freeman reprises his role as detective Alex Cross in this silly suspense about a rich girl kidnapped for ransom. Disappointing considering the previous "Kiss the Girls " was suspense at its finest.
½ April 27, 2016
A promising start accelerates into a disappointing 2nd and 3rd act. #monicapotter deserved a #razzie #alongcameaspider 4.5/10 #morganfreeman
April 13, 2016
Decent storyline, complex enough to keep us guessing. The first half is a bit too easy though and it becomes more interesting when the film tries to lose us. Many things in this film, I liked a lot. Bullet wounds looking real and bloody. The little girl not being so easy to keep, and being inventive. Cute girls being cold blooded. Real life, what. Haha! Funny but so true.
½ March 30, 2016
Some parts make absolutely no sense - like a jumbled jigsaw piece in need of completing. Thankfully, the performances and elements of tension help save this movie from going downhill.
March 27, 2016
another great thriller
March 12, 2016
not even close to how good the book is, but still a good movie.
March 9, 2016
Pretty straight forward detective thriller.
½ January 22, 2016
First Winter Storm Jonas Movie!!
½ January 10, 2016
Not the best but you cannot not watch a movie with Morgan Freeman in it.
November 8, 2015
Worth renting once for video night
½ September 25, 2015
Blood, violence, murder good Freeman, dumb plot.
Super Reviewer
August 2, 2015
Long before Tyler Perry turned Alex Cross into an action star, the all-star detective was portrayed correctly by the legendary Morgan Freeman. While the first film, Kiss The Girls, was a huge success, it's sequel, Along Came A Spider was a bust, once again due to the fact that the strengths of the character were not utilized properly. The character of Alex Cross was created by Author, James Patterson, and has been responsible for over 20 best selling novels, because he's unlike any other cop in any other mystery series. Cross is a psychologist first, who gets inside the heads of killers. Once he knows what they're thinking and why they're acting the way they are, Cross is usually able to capture them. These stories make for terrific novels, but when transferred to the screen, producers felt that they lack the action movie goers crave. Despite a successful first appearance on screen, the producers felt that with more action and bullets, the sequel would do even better, they were wrong. When a Senator's daughter is abducted from an upscale private school, detectives are at a loss, but call Cross in when evidence and a ransom demand turn up at his house. Cross believes the criminal is using his admiration to cover up the real motives for this crime, and he needs to play into that role, in order to determine what those motives are. This was a terrific novel, but wasn't right for the screen, so much of the story was cut and replaced by the manhunt and police chases. These elements make for a more intense film, but don't do justice to the story. Alex Cross and his abilities are the story and are what make the series unique. Morgan Freeman returned hesitantly to do the sequel and he was right when he said he shouldn't have done it, mainly because it takes away from the brilliance of the first film. The producers of this movie even managed to screw up a terrific surprise ending and that really says it all. Along Came A Spider is not a bad film, it certainly has it's movements and a legendary star, but if you're a fan of the Alex Cross novels, expect to be disappointed.
½ July 27, 2015
Morgan Freeman and Michael Wincott excel! Given mediocre material, they still rise above and soar. Rule #1: A film adaptation is nothing like the book it is based on. A film will never give the same experience as the book. Even given that, this is a surprising adaptation.
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