Written January 26, 2015
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 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!"
Written March 05, 2015
I couldn' wait to go see this movie. It was a great movie. the actors were well thought out for thier characters. It was action packed all the way through, and I truely didnt see the end coming like it did. The butcher was a creepy dude!!
Written October 01, 2014
Acting was fine but the story was lacking on multiple levels...I got the feeling important scenes ended up being edited out, there were too many subplots and not enough character depth. Also was a 1.5 hour long commercial for GM. Save your money, wait for it to come to Netflix or Red Box if you want to see it.
Written December 29, 2014
This film has some intense moments and some suspense throughout. I thought that the director moved the story along well and the screenwriter did an excellent job making the flow of the film. The bad guy in the film is great as well as Tyson (Cross's mother). If I had to pick on something in the film it would be the overall cast. I think that Mark Walberg or Denzel Washington would have given the main character much more believability. It was different seeing Tyler Perry in this type of role. He did a good job; but not a rememberable one. The police Captain is from the SCRUBS tv show and it was hard to accept him as a gritty and tough policeman. The film is still worth your time and money, even though I think with the right people and more action it could have been a super action packed film.