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.
As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
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
The screenplay was originally based on the James Patterson novel CROSS. For marketing purposes, the film title was changed to that of another Patterson novel, "I, Alex Cross". The screenplay, however, is a very loose adaptation, based on CROSS; similarities between book and screenplay are few. See more »
When Detective Monica Ashe is first giving details about Fan Yau Lee to Detectives Thomas Kane and Alex Cross just after Fan Yau Lee's murder she says that Fan Yau Lee received an MBA from a university in Shanghai and was then awarded a "Rhodes Scholarship". Rhodes Scholarships are awarded to deserving individuals from fourteen specified geographic constituencies. Mostly, these geographic constituencies are, present or former commonwealth countries of the United Kingdom. China, the country where the city of Shanghai is located, though is NOT one of them. See more »
Are you having fun?
Fun. Am I having fun? Yes. Yes, I suppose I am. But I think you'd find my hobby boring.
So your hobby is inflicting pain?
Oh, no, no. That's... that's not just a hobby. Inflicting pain is a crucial part of my true calling.
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I, Alex Cross (Only God Can Judge Me)
Written and Produced by Christian Mathis (as Christian "Trick-Trick" Mathis)
Performed by Christian Mathis (as Trick Trick) and Dina Rae Franks
Courtesy of Trick Trick Music (BMI) and Purple Diva Music (BMI) See more »
Tyler Perry takes on the Alex Cross character and fails miserably. Though he's hardly the only one at fault here.
The trouble starts with the screenplay, which is nothing short of dismal. All of the main characters are one dimensional with no development whatsoever. Patterson's novel is condensed down to a formulaic and predictable plot, where you can see trouble coming a mile away. There is no development of the villain, why he does what he does and why a professional assassin would make the choices that he makes. Time makes absolutely no sense in this movie. Events must have occurred over a period of time in the book that have been condensed down to minutes in this movie. I haven't seen a movie in a while we're I've said to myself "You've got to be kidding me" multiple times because the scene was so implausible. Rob Cohen's direction is nothing short of terrible. Action scenes that are so blurry you can't tell who is beating up who. When there's not action scenes, the rest of the film is a talking heads 70's made for TV movie. The acting flat out stinks (with the exceptions of all to brief appearances of Cicely Tyson and Giancarlo Esposito). No chemistry with Perry and Ed Burns and no chemistry between the villain (Matthew Fox) and Perry. The movie score mostly sounds like a movie of the week from the 70's. The only redeeming value I find in this film is the location. There were some nice uses of Detroit buildings in the film. Other than that, don't waste your time.
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