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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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Fan Yau Lee (as Stephanie Jacobsen)


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)  »

Also Known As:

Cross  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,396,768 (USA) (19 October 2012)


$25,863,915 (USA) (28 December 2012)

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Did You Know?


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 »


Det. Cross may be highly intelligent, however, his actions as a police officer are lacking. When he encountered an armed highly skilled assassin that had killed multiple armed opponents, he did not shoot him. This of course would have negated the rest of the film. 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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Referenced in Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) See more »


Letters in Red and Blue
Written by Anders Ljunggren and Staffan Ljunggren
Performed by Trummor & Orgel
Courtesy of Cosmos Music Group
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A Cross to Be Placed on A Grave
19 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When you make an action crime film please remember to connect all the dots so that we, the audience, can achieve some sense of the story line. The trailer was a slice of many of the best scenes but, unfortunately the real film falls so sadly short of good storyline due to poor dialog and some jerky acting that the viewer struggles to make sense of the various actors.

If this film had been prescreened (proof read) any average movie-goer would have pointed out just how poorly made it was. I sensed that Tyler Perry gave a over acted performance. I really wanted to like this film when it first came out but, it just was so boring and unimaginative I began to realize that it was due to faulty construction of scenes and character's dialog. This was mostly due to the director.

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