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Alex Cross (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Mystery | 19 October 2012 (USA)
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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 hired 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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Don't Ever Cross Alex Cross


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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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This film is directed by Rob Cohen, while the previous Alex Cross film, Along Came a Spider (2001), was directed by Lee Tamahori. This is ironic, as Cohen had previously directed the first xXx (2002), while Tamahori had directed the sequel, xXx: State of the Union (2005). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 13 mins) In a fast moving car scene a policeman is clearly standing in the middle of the road holding traffic back. See more »

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Alex Cross: [Toward two long-haired and bearded computer techs examining an external hard drive] What do you guys got back there?
Computer Tech #1: The IDE was routed to the BIOS in a weird way, and the cylinder/sector was stored in the CMOS.
Thomas Kane: Yo, yo, yo. Geico Cavemen, what do you say we break that down in English.
Computer Tech #2: We spelunked her email account.
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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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Mediocre entertainment.
9 November 2012 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

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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