Alex Cross
Alex Cross (2012)

Alex Cross follows the young homicide detective/psychologist (Tyler Perry), from the worldwide best-selling novels by James Patterson, as he meets his match in a serial killer (Matthew Fox). The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 19, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 5, 2013
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tyler Perry and Matthew Fox do their best, but they're trampled by Rob Cohen's frustrating direction and a tasteless, lazily written screenplay.

Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out

[Perry] has rarely been less convincing than when locking and loading from his home arsenal or dangling from a decaying Detroit edifice.

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Eric Hynes
Village Voice

A strong candidate for dumbest film of the year ...

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

... Alex Cross is certainly the weakest of the series, which reportedly will continue with Perry in the next film. God help us all. We can only hope for the best with that one.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Alex Cross is coarse, punishing, and, in all the ways that matter, conscienceless ...

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

For a franchise with an off-the-charts nuanced thinker as its protagonist, Alex Cross isn't very smart.

Nour Habib
Tulsa World

[A] fast-action crime thriller that will keep you glued to your seat till the very end.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Perry's supposed to be its center. And as an actor - certainly as a movie star - he's absolutely nowhere to be found.

Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Perry's got surprising talent, and it would have been nice to see him better utilized by a director with a more discerning eye for actor-interaction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
"<b>Alex Cross</b> should have stayed in the books. Well, at least this time around. I've seen the other movies (Kiss the Girls being a… More
Al S
It`s one hell of a taunt, tense and exciting edge of your seat psychological action-thriller. An excellent movie. A crisp, sharp, thrilling and riveting cat and… More
Jason Spencer
As a fan of the original Alex Cross movies (Kiss the Girls & Along Came a Spider) I was both excited and hesitant for this new incarnation. It got terrible… More
Liam Gadd
I've seen better straight-to-DVD and made-for-TV action movies than this.
Josh Lewis
Tyler Perry equips himself admirably to the action hero role, but he is drowned out by the implausible plot, mediocre dialogue, and rushed pace. There's… More
Walter M.
The movie starts with detectives Alex Cross(Tyler Perry), Monica Ashe(Rachel Nichols) and Thomas Kane(Ed Burns) apprehending a serial rapist, but not before… More