Alex Cross (2012)

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Alex Cross: Directed by Rob Cohen. With Tyler Perry, Edward Burns, Matthew Fox, Jean Reno. 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.

“Tyler Perry takes on the Alex Cross character and fails miserably. Though heu0026#39;s hardly the only one at fault here. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe trouble starts with the screenplay, which is nothing short of dismal. All of the main characters are one dimensional with no development whatsoever. Pattersonu0026#39;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 havenu0026#39;t seen a movie in a while weu0026#39;re Iu0026#39;ve said to myself u0026quot;Youu0026#39;ve got to be kidding meu0026quot; multiple times because the scene was so implausible. Rob Cohenu0026#39;s direction is nothing short of terrible. Action scenes that are so blurry you canu0026#39;t tell who is beating up who. When thereu0026#39;s not action scenes, the rest of the film is a talking heads 70u0026#39;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 70u0026#39;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, donu0026#39;t waste your time.”

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