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Metascore

Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Entertainment Weekly
Broody fun.
63
Chicago Tribune
Freeman gives his overwrought, over-familiar scenes an unlikely shot of intelligence and dignity that cuts through the formulas and almost makes them work.
63
Miami Herald
A mediocre widget stamped straight out of the mold of the popular police procedural.
63
Baltimore Sun
Best advice: Just sit back and watch Freeman anyway. The man's a cinematic treasure.
50
Rolling Stone
Alex Cross has been neutered on film, deprived of his sexuality, his family, his friends.
50
It's instantly devoured and quickly forgotten.
50
Philadelphia Inquirer
A thriller is only as good as its villain is bad, and this is the film's problem.
50
New York Daily News
The script is so ridiculous that nothing rings true.
47
Mr. Showbiz
With the dependably compelling Freeman present, even its worst moments are not unwatchable.
40
Wall Street Journal
Mr. Freeman, a superb actor, creates the illusion of drama even when there is none.
25
San Francisco Chronicle
Relentlessly bland.

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