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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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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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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Idris Elba had originally been considered to take over as Alex Cross from Morgan Freeman. Idris had previously starred in Tyler Perry's film Daddy's Little Girls (2007). See more »

Goofs

The use of the name "Paramita Megawati" is not common in Indonesia. "Paramita" and "Megawati" is the name commonly used for a first name or a nickname, but not to be combined into one name intact. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Kane: You aren't in the game. The game is in you.
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Letters in Red and Blue
Written by Anders Ljunggren and Staffan Ljunggren
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A Real Stinker of a movie
17 October 2012 | by ivisualsSee 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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