Archive for October 19th, 2012

19th October
written by Adam

Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) is a ridiculously perceptive homicide detective and profiler working for the Detroit police department. Flanked by his partners Tommy (Edward Burns) and Monica (Rachel Nichols) the trio make up one of the city’s best investigative teams. But, when a wickedly talented assassin (Mathew Fox) appears to be picking off assistants to a local and international finance guru Cross and his team will have to work faster and smarter to catch their mark– catching this tiger’s tail means almost certain death. Now instead of just stopping the killer from his intended targets, the team will also need to save themselves. Sounds potentially exciting and dramatic; making for a strong modern day Sherlock Holmes legend right? Well, no. While the original source material may have substance, none of that meat has made the transfer to this screenplay. And while Fox has successfully transformed himself into a truly spooky dude (congrats guy, you’re the only gem here). Thin scripting, poor dialogue, crummy acting, mis-direction, lousy cinematography, shoddy special effects, blatant product placement (thanks GM, Ford, and Chevy), and cheesy editing, just begin to show the tip of this iceberg. Righteously stealing the title of Best Unintentional Comedy of the year, this 101 minutes of dreck is not worthy of your hard earned cash. Please America, hear my plea, do NOT go see this movie. Alex Cross is rated PG-13.

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