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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.

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Dr. Alex Cross is on his last police duty to track down an assassin called Picasso, who's been torturing and killing rich businessmen in Detroit. Soon when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits to end this once and for all. Written by Immanuel Ambhara

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Rated PG-13 for violence including disturbing images, sexual content, language, drug references, and nudity | See all certifications »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,396,768 (USA) (19 October 2012)

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$25,863,915 (USA) (28 December 2012)
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Idris Elba had originally been considered to take over as Alex Cross from Morgan Freeman. Idris had previously starred in Tyler Perry's film Daddy's Little Girls (2007). See more »

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In the final scenes of the movie: SPOILER: When Picasso falls in the car at the end of the movie, his body slips down and his head is placed between the hood and the windshield. When they are examining him, his head is in the middle of the windshield. See more »

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Thomas Kane: [Talking about Alex Cross] What do you think, we can fool him? This is a guy who can tell you had scrambled eggs for breakfast at a hundred yards.
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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Jamie Foxx/Ne-Yo (2012) See more »

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His Eye Is on the Sparrow
Written by Civilla Martin (as C.D. Martin) and Charles Gabriel
Performed by Cincinnati Covenant Family Fellowship Services Choir
Courtesy of World Music Inc.
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Move over, "Plan 9 From Outer Space"
18 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is hands down one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my life, and I've seen a boatload of lousy movies. Both the dialog and plotting are hackneyed beyond description--not one original idea or twist, and not a single exchange that feels genuine. It's the kind of childishly obvious genre rehash in which you can tell who's going to be killed just by the relative one-dimensionality of their characters. Matthew Fox, who clearly dropped his body fat to zero for this film, will one day look back and regret all those months he went without a decent meal, because a) the movie is terrible, and b) his portrayal of a psychotic killer is ultimately a study in cliché. Ed Burns furrows his brow convincingly enough, but his easygoing charm has nowhere to go here. Likewise John McGinley, whose neurotic fatalism seems plucked from an entirely different and more lighthearted police procedural being filmed down the street. And then there's Tyler Perry, who expends so much energy in a futile attempt to project faux masculinity and criminological gravitas that he apparently has nothing left for tangential stuff like changing his facial expression once in a while. Perry can thank his lucky stars he's already a Hollywood fixture, because If this were his first movie, he'd never get another offer--truly, he's that bad.


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