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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.

Director:

Rob Cohen

Writers:

Marc Moss (screenplay), Kerry Williamson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Alex Cross
Edward Burns ... Thomas Kane
Matthew Fox ... Picasso
Jean Reno ... Giles Mercier
Carmen Ejogo ... Maria Cross
Cicely Tyson ... Nana Mama
Rachel Nichols ... Monica Ashe
John C. McGinley ... Captain Richard Brookwell
Werner Daehn ... Erich Nunemacher
Yara Shahidi ... Janelle Cross
Sayeed Shahidi ... Damon Cross
Bonnie Bentley ... Detective Jody Klebanoff
Stephany Jacobsen ... Fan Yau Lee (as Stephanie Jacobsen)
Giancarlo Esposito ... Daramus Holiday
Chad Lindberg ... Chemist
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

19 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cross See more »

Filming Locations:

Bali, Indonesia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,396,768, 21 October 2012

Gross USA:

$25,888,412

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,588,412
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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 WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Actor Body Transformations (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

I, Alex Cross (Only God Can Judge Me)
Written and Produced by Christian Mathis (as Christian "Trick-Trick" Mathis)
Performed by Christian Mathis (as Trick Trick) and Dina Rae Franks
Courtesy of Trick Trick Music (BMI) and Purple Diva Music (BMI)
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Cross is a gross injustice to Patterson's books
14 December 2012 | by ragingbull_2005See 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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