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
Director Rob Cohen usually hires composer Randy Edelman to write the music scores to his films. However their last collaboration The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) also has some additional music composed by John Debney, who went on to score Alex Cross for Cohen. It is unusual that the director hired the composer of the additional music from his previous film to be the main composer of his next film. See more »
When Picasso is sneaking into Erich Nunemacher's building, the screws are shown turning clockwise to loosen. Screws (with some very rare exceptions) don't work that way. Screws turn counter-clockwise to loosen. See more »
Confucius said, "When setting off on a path of revenge, dig two graves."
That's fine with me as long as you're in one of them.
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Adapted from James Patterson's pulp novel 'Cross', this cat-and-mouse action flick more closely resembles an extended episode of 'NCIS' or 'Law and Order' than it does a fully-fledged feature film. The episodic narrative and say-everything-I'm-thinking dialogue destroys all subtlety and intelligence this may have had, whilst Rob Cohen's murky, in-your-face direction is over-zealous, distracting and at times makes it difficult to decipher what's actually going on in the action sequences. Tyler Perry is hugely popular in the States thanks to his dumbed-down, cross-dressing comedy output, but he goes full serious here to mixed results. Perry's not a complete dud yet is easily out-acted by Matthew Fox, whose psychotic serial killer replete with twitches, tics and crazy eyes is fun to watch and elevates this from total boredom to mediocre entertainment.
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