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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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Giles Mercier
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Maria Cross
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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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There are references in the novel "Cross" to both Morgan Freeman and Tyler Perry. The reference to Freeman may be homage to his role as Alex Cross in Kiss the Girls (1997) and Along Came a Spider (2001). See more »

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The end credits incorrectly attribute the hymn tune "Faith of Our Fathers", sung at Maria Cross's funeral, to Colleen Coil. This was merely an arrangement of the 1849 work by Frederick William Faber, with music from 1864. See more »

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Thomas Kane: You aren't in the game. The game is in you.
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Performed by Cincinnati Covenant Family Fellowship Services Choir
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Cross is a gross injustice to Patterson's books
14 December 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Alex Cross is a "doctor detective". He is a psychologist who helps the police draw up the profiles of serial killers. He, along with his motley crew, is on the trail of a psychopath who "loves inflicting pain on people"(is there any other variety of psychos). However, the battle is about to turn very personal. Cross is a fictional detective who is the hero of eponymous series written by James Patterson. The books are generally very fast reads with little or no substance. However, these books are thrillers whereas the movie attempts to be an action movie. It combines elements from different books to make this a personal fight for Alex. Needless to say, it fails. The acting is as bad as I have seen this millennium. Tyler Perry steps in the big shoes of Morgan Freeman, who played Cross in the previous two installments of the series, Kiss the girls and Along Came a Spider and does a terrible job. He cannot emote and is clumsy in the action scenes. When he should be all fire and brimstone, he is pretty lame . Edward Burns used to star in top notch movies like Saving Private Ryan a decade back. He is less than a shadow of his old self. He sucks big time as this "beautiful cop". Jean Reno must be in a cash crunch or the director of this stinking pile must be having his objectionable video with him. I can think of no other reason for him starring in this. The script is terrible. The background music and the characters are also so clichéd that they don't stay with you for even 2 minutes after the movie has ended. The only saving grace is Matthew Fox who plays the villain. He is menacing and terrifying and looks to be the only one who doesn't sleepwalk through his role. Recommended for people who love torturing themselves.


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