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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erich Nunemacher
Janelle Cross
Damon Cross
Detective Jody Klebanoff
Fan Yau Lee (as Stephanie Jacobsen)
Daramus Holiday


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 October 2012 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,396,768, 21 October 2012, Wide Release

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the Alex Cross novels, Cross and his family are life long residents of Washington D.C. However, for this movie, Cross and his family live in Detroit. See more »


When Alex cross talks with Daramus Holiday, Giancarlo's jacket collar is alternately up/down between shots. See more »


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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Written by Civilla Martin (as C.D. Martin) and Charles Gabriel
Performed by Cincinnati Covenant Family Fellowship Services Choir
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A Real Stinker of a movie
17 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

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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