Along Came a Spider Reviews

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April 6, 2001
It may be chock-full of psychological elements, but it's neither suspenseful nor thrilling.
April 6, 2001
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.
April 6, 2001
Along Came a Spider is efficient, but in the end quite pedestrian.
April 5, 2001
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.
April 5, 2001
Hollywood has screwed up again, big-time.
April 5, 2001
Detective yarns should be tauter than this slack affair.
April 5, 2001
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
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
Anyone with any knowledge of police procedure will have to start suspending disbelief in a big way.
April 5, 2001
The final twist is just plain dumb, and neither the performers nor the script's explanation of the characters' motivation have the panache to carry it off.
April 5, 2001
A mediocre widget stamped straight out of the mold of the popular police procedural, the kind featuring a master detective.
April 5, 2001
Good solid entertainment.
April 5, 2001
Along Came a Spider moves at a taut, well-metered pace, one that allows for scenes of psychological excavation.
April 5, 2001
Freeman -- and even Alex Cross -- deserve better employment.
April 2, 2001
Strikes out in one direction, then reverses course in a manner that defies all logic.
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