Along Came a Spider
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Morgan Freeman returns as forensic psychologist Dr. Alex Cross in this thriller based on the novel by James Patterson (whose work also formed the basis of the hit Kiss the Girls). Gary Soneji (Michael Wincott) is a brilliant but remorseless psychopath who has landed a teaching position at an exclusive private school in Washington, D.C. Using his extensive knowledge of kidnapping (he's taught a class on Charles Lindbergh), Soneji abducts one of his students - Megan (Mika Boorem), whose father Hank Rose (Michael Moriarty) is a United States senator. Ollie MacArthur (Dylan Baker), the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Freeman, as always, is a still center of dependable calm and intelligence, but Potter registers only as another generic blonde."
‑ John Patterson, L.A. Weekly
"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."
‑ Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
"Morgan Freeman reprises his role from Kiss the Girls in this inferior psychological thriller"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"I felt like I was kidnapped and forced to watch this drek as punishment."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"The best I can say is that this was a relatively inoffensive way to pass a couple of hours, but after about a day I'm having trouble remembering any of it already."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"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."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Gets tangled in its own web of absurdities."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Blood, violence, murder good Freeman, dumb plot."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Enjoyment, or even tolerance, of 'Along Came A Spider' hangs upon a couple of plot twists, which even by Hollywood standards are pretty far-fetched."
‑ Tom Grealis, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Director Lee Tamahori and screenwriter Marc Moss treat their star (and his character) with all due respect, and manage to turn out an engrossing, entertaining movie in the process."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"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."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Taken at face value, the film is entertaining, exciting at times and fun to watch."
‑ Pam Sitt, Seattle Times
"I don't begrudge Freeman his own hero-man franchise, but I wish the movies worked harder to be worthy of him."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"It's a good-looking, mostly well-acted but preposterously plotted movie."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"Along Came a Spider isn't a smart thriller like Se7en or Copycat; instead, it's more of a watchable idiotic thriller."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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