My understanding of this latest release is that ‘Alex Cross’ is a prequel of sorts to two earlier thrillers from the late nineties and early two-thousands: ‘Kiss the Girls’ and ‘Along Came a Spider,’ both based on novels from a popular James Patterson series, and interestingly enough both starring the incomparable Morgan Freeman as detective and forensic psychologist Alex Cross.
Unfortunately for this latest Patterson release Tyler Perry, playing the part of Detective Dr. Alex Cross, appears uninformed that movie cops usually deliver some measure of coolness or toughness. His demeanor generally falls somewhere between a “Wallstreet-bailed-out banker” and a “just-starting out in life, grad-school student.” Perry’s character tends to accidentally get laughs when he angrily spews out derogatory remarks at everyone he doesn’t like, labeling them as maggots. As somewhat a seasoned actor, he is simply unable to play anything other than broad comedy or melodrama, as this latest release shows. He is simply not very convincing as a high-intellect cop! READ FULL REVIEW
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