Written June 30, 2016
I was very excited when I saw the trailers for Alex Cross as I'm a James Patterson fan. I listen to the books on cd or audio books from the library and enjoy them immensely. Tyler Perry did a great job as Alex Cross and I believe plenty of people will be pleasantly surprised. I have no idea what the critics are talking about and why they chose to bash this movie so bad, but I would highly recommend disregarding everything that they have said and pay attention to word of mouth and fan reviews instead! It had a good plot, great action, good acting and was funny and sad at times. The cast was great--most notably, Matthew Fox, Edward Burns, and Cicely Tyson. It had a nice twist at the end that I didn't see coming either. Matthew Fox brought to mind for me many of the crazy killers in Alex Cross novels. He was a total bad*ss in this movie. Great ending too! I loved it!
Written May 26, 2016
My family and I enjoyed this movie. Wasn't sure what to expect from Tyler Perry in this role, although, I have always enjoyed his past performances. Great movie and a must see.
Written June 27, 2016
It was good to see Tyler Perry in a movie that would give him the opportunity to show his diversity. He portrayed Alex unlike Morgan Freeman, but it was believable and enjoyable.
The movie had great action scenes, although somewhat predictable in most action.
Written August 31, 2015
It was nice to see Tyler Perry like this. He WAS Alex Cross. It was kinda funny though because at one point when he was using an elevated voice to get a point across Madea started to come through. He caught it though. It wasn't too long and it seems like they left it at a good point for a second installation. Go see it!
Written March 29, 2015
YES! Tyler Perry is KNOWN for being Madea... YES! There were times in the film that I was reminded of Madea. And YES! It's hard to separate the two at first. BUT - He worked his behind off at that character, so much respect. And, once you get past the initial skepticism you have about him playing this type of role, you'll be able to see the movie for the great acting, emotion, character, and writing it really has to offer. Just go in open-minded and give him a shot and you won't be disappointed. I WASN'T! And I know he's only going to keep getting better. "MUCH RESPECT!"