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Tyler Perry, best known for his performances as the sassy female character Madea, makes a dramatic shift playing detective and criminal psychologist Alex Cross in veteran director Rob Cohen’s big-screen fumble of the James Patterson novel "Cross," one of many crime novels in the popular author’s "Alex Cross" series. In a loose and surprisingly awful adaptation of Patterson’s 12th "Alex Cross" novel by writers Marc Moss and Kerry Williamson, Cross chases a sadistic killer-for-hire (Matthew Fox) through the streets of Detroit on what may be his last case before taking a job with the F.B.I. and relocating to Washington D.C. (the locale of Patterson’s books). Perry is something of a casting letdown once one learns that Idris Elba, star of the tense BBC America crime drama Luther, was originally slated to replace original franchise star Morgan Freeman from the 1997 film Kiss the Girls »

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