Alex Cross


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Box-office grosses suggest a boundless appetite for Madea movies, but were audiences clamouring to see Tyler Perry as a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Charles Bronson? The eponymous profiler and hero of James Patterson’s novels is described as a guy who can tell what you ate for breakfast from 100 yards away. This sensory genius meets his match in a ‘stimulus-seeking, sociopathic narcissist’ killer (an emaciated, lizard-like Matthew Fox) who’s targeting corporate bigwigs. After Cross takes a stab at psychoanalysing him during one of their sporadic cell-phone chats, things gets personal. The soft-spoken star has rarely been less convincing than when locking and loading from his home arsenal or dangling from a decaying Detroit edifice.

By Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Doha,

Alex Cross

  • Duration: 101
  • Released: Thu, 01 Nov
  • Classification: PG15
  • Language: English
  • Director: Rob Cohen
  • Stars: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Giancarlo Esposito, Jean Reno, Edward Burns, John C. McGinley, Carmen Ejogo, Chad Lindberg

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