Alex Cross

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Alex Cross

Rob Cohen (2012)

15 Certificate
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Tyler Perry has made a fortune from his Madea series of films, in which he plays a mouthy, gun-totin' grandmother in a floral-print dress. This makes him an unusual choice to take on the role of homicide detective/forensic psychologist Alex Cross, the creation of bestselling author James Patterson and already played by Morgan Freeman in two films (Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider). It was not the wisest of moves by Perry, as this is a thoroughly ordinary thriller, featuring an incoherent plot, some laughably dumb dialogue and a couple of ham-fisted performances. Set in Detroit, the film follows Cross as he hunts a sadistic killer who begins to target the cop's nearest and dearest. Matthew Fox makes a suitably unhinged baddie and there are some half-decent action scenes, but the film has little else to offer.


A homicide cop pursues an ex-military assassin who has sadistically tortured and murdered a wealthy executive, leaving a surreal clue to the next victim. However, as the detective tries to bring the killing spree to an end, he finds his own family is also in the firing line. Crime thriller, starring Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox and Jean Reno.

Cast & Crew

Alex Cross Tyler Perry
Picasso Matthew Fox
Thomas Kane Edward Burns
Monica Ashe Rachel Nichols
Nana Mama Cicely Tyson
Maria Cross Carmen Ejogo
Daramus Holiday Giancarlo Esposito
Captain Richard Brockwell John C McGinley
Giles Mercier Jean Reno
Director Rob Cohen
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Entertainment Guidance: Violence, swearing, drug references. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 30 Nov 2012


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