Along Came a Spider
Along Came a Spider (2001)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 6, 2001
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2001
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Derivative and contains too many implausible situations.

John Patterson
L.A. Weekly

Freeman, as always, is a still center of dependable calm and intelligence, but Potter registers only as another generic blonde.

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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

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.

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Mikel Zorrilla

A thriller that ended the possibilities for Morgan Freeman as an unlikely star of a great franchise. [Full review in Spanish]

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

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 Howell
Toronto Star

Gets tangled in its own web of absurdities.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Plotholes cripple the film.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

Pam Sitt
Seattle Times

Taken at face value, the film is entertaining, exciting at times and fun to watch.

Emanuel Levy

Morgan Freeman reprises his role from Kiss the Girls in this inferior psychological thriller

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
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… More
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Candy Rose
Good thriller with a good cast. A congressman's daughter is kidnapped for ransom. A forensic psychologist seeks out the kidnapper and girl. Interesting… More
Lady D'arbanville
A very watchable film, however, I do feel that Morgan Freeman takes on far too many of these type of roles when he's demonstrated much better acting skills… More
Sophie Burgess
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.… More
Matthew Comer
Superbly decent.

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