Excerpt: When a rich business woman is sadistically murdered, Dr. Alex Cross and his team members Thomas Kane and Monica Ashe – who are having a relationship – are put on the case. It doesn’t take them long to figure out this is only the first in a series, and thanks to the finding of a drawing that was left...
REVIEW: Tyler Perry Isn't In Drag But He Is A Drag In 'Alex Cross'
14 March 2013
Excerpt: It's a curious truth about Tyler Perry that, when not in drag and playing the outsized role of Madea , he's a recessive screen presence, appearing a little uncomfortable in his own body, awkward and not particularly emotive.
Excerpt: Bemoan the casting of Tyler Perry to the role of Alex Cross if you must. It is undoubtedly a bad call, especially given the slate of other potential stars who could step into the role. Heck, back in 2001 Morgan Freeman snagged the role in Along Came a Spider .
Summary: Infamous for its mediocrity, 'Alex Cross' mostly lives up to its poor reputation. Despite well-meaning attempts from the cast, Perry and Fox are both led astray by lackluster direction and terrible scripting.
Excerpt: The character Alex Cross doesn’t exactly have a great cinematic tradition. Within the last 15 years the book-born detective/psychiatrist has made his way to the big screen twice, first in 1997 with Kiss The Girls and again in 2001 with Along Came A Spider , and both were critical disappointments.
Excerpt: It’s hard to imagine any role played by Morgan Freeman that would make a comfortable fit for Tyler Perry, who’s not exactly the most conventionally authoritative figure on American movie screens.