MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 2,807 this week

Along Came a Spider (2001)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  6 April 2001 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 54,692 users   Metascore: 42/100
Reviews: 310 user | 127 critic | 31 from Metacritic.com

A congressman's daughter under Secret Service protection is kidnapped from a private school by an insider who calls Det. Alex Cross, sucking him into the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 15 Nov 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 16 Nov 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Along Came a Spider (2001)

Along Came a Spider (2001) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Along Came a Spider.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Police hunting for a serial killer are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time.

Director: Gary Fleder
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes
High Crimes (2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who she thought was Tom Kubik, is arrested and is revealed to be Ron Chapman. Chapman is on trial for a... See full summary »

Director: Carl Franklin
Stars: Jim Caviezel, Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

CIA analyst Jack Ryan must thwart the plans of a terrorist faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Stars: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Ian Mongrain
Hard Rain (1998)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Set during a massive flood started by a dam accident in a small town, Tom (Christian Slater) is an armored truck guard who gets robbed by Jim (Morgan Freeman). Tom gets away with all the ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Salomon
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid
Guilty by Association (Video 2003)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
Directors: Po Johns, Howard Gibson
Stars: Bryce, Jeff Edward, Morgan Freeman
Alex Cross (2012)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled serial killer who specializes in torture and pain.

Director: Rob Cohen
Stars: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah
Twisted I (2004)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Jessica, whose father was a serial killer, is a police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the centre of her own investigation, when her former lovers start dying around her at a furious pace.

Director: Philip Kaufman
Stars: Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia
Deep Impact (1998)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?

Director: Mimi Leder
Stars: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.

Director: Andrew Davis
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz
Thriller

Psychiatrist Alex Cross tracks down a pair of ruthless killers desperate for attention.

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Dimitri Starodubov
...
...
...
Ben Devine
...
...
...
Vickie
...
Floyd the Fisherman
...
Jim
...
Tracie
Edit

Storyline

Detective/psychologist Alex Cross loses his partner in an out of control 'bust.' He stops working and cannot forgive himself. He is drawn back to work reluctantly when a senator's daughter is kidnapped and the kidnapper seems to want to deal with Alex personally. Written by Lindsay

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The game is far from over.

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

6 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Telaraña  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,712,407 (USA) (6 April 2001)

Gross:

$1,155,221 (Italy) (26 October 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film was made after Kiss the Girls (1997). But in the books, "Along Came a Spider" was set before "Kiss the Girls". See more »

Goofs

As the two Secret Service men are running past the front gate after the kidnapping, the bar on the gate has been lowered and they run around it. In the video tapes of the same scene that Cross reviews, the two men run straight out into the street, and there is no bar blocking their path. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tracie: Tonight was your first night at the club, wasn't it?
Jim: No. I've been there a few times before.
Tracie: Really? Well, how come I haven't seen you?
Jim: I noticed you the first night I walked in. You always stand out.
See more »

Crazy Credits

During the opening credits some of the letters drift down attached to a spider thread. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The King of Queens: Dougie Nights (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Underrated. 7 of 10.
5 July 2002 | by (Zurich, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

The plot starts out in a very straight-forward manner: a man with an ambition to become criminal legend kidnaps the daughter of a congressman right out from under the nose of the FBI. He then sends a note and a sneaker of the girl to Detective Alex Cross, hence forcing him out of his self-inflicted isolation, the reasons of which are explained in the opening scene. Along with the FBI agent who was in charge of security at the scene of the crime, he follows the clues laid out by the kidnapper in order to find the girl. And so the story goes.

The kidnapper is portrayed by the always formidable Michael Wincott, the best serial villain on that side of the Atlantic. He should have the Best Supporting Role awards piled up in his attic. Alex Cross, whom we remember from "Kiss the Girls", and portrayed by Morgan Freeman, is just the kind of cop you like best: sincere, sympathetic, intelligent, thorough and committed. Monica Potter features as the FBI agent determined to redeem herself after she let the kidnapper escape.

This may not be a blockbuster, but this solid and underrated thriller delivers what so few of them have to offer these days: a final plot twist that genuinely surprises. It shall not be revealed here.


27 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Finished the book today, decided to watch the movie... ZeroGravity107
Absolutely horrible... szmuc84
morgan freemans gun of choice mattjaco24
Did anyone else completely lose interest... basketball-bub
3rd Movie? gpenn-2
Alex Cross? khan_pathan619
Discuss Along Came a Spider (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?