63

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Director Rob Cohen shoots believable action sequences, too. Nobody jumps the gap between skyscrapers or falls 40 feet, then gets up and runs away.
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50

Movieline

Alex Cross is filled with accidental comedy, and while it's a mess in any traditional movie sense, it's has its moments of preposterous fun that come in the form of a nonsensical plot and a fabulously competent, scenery-gnawing villain.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There is one thing interesting about Alex Cross, and if you miss this, you've missed the whole movie. It's not the story - it's worse than mediocre. It's not the lead actor - nothing wrong with Tyler Perry, but as an action star he's no Vin Diesel. And it's not the dialogue, which has a clunker every other scene. It's the direction. Notice the direction. Alex Cross is a good example of what a seriously talented director can do with a heaping pile of garbage.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Perry must have felt it was high time for him to try his hand at playing a darker role. But starring in this badly directed, suspense-free film with its unintentionally laughable dialogue does Perry no favors.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It neglects, for one thing, to make any sense.
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40

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
It's a strange sort of film that casts Gallic tough guy Jean Reno as a clean-fingernailed mogul while employing cross-dressing comic Tyler Perry as a guy capable of hand-to-hand combat with someone called The Butcher of Sligo.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
You almost feel sorry for Tyler Perry, stepping out of his own universe for the first time to try to expand his range and finding himself in something as thoroughly dismal as Alex Cross.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though they lack chemistry as a team, it's gratifying to see both Perry and Burns stretching in ways they haven't before.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Nothing works. Or some of it works, but that doesn't matter because what's working is so deeply, painfully boring.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
In the face of such junk, the idea that Fox would proudly put himself on a punishing regime of severe diet and exercise to get prisoner-skinny-yet-crazy-muscled for the job of make-believe is vanity at best, obscenity at worst.
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30 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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