Written March 31, 2017
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 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 March 23, 2017
My husband and I went to see the movie. We both like Tyler Perry's movies and we both read James Patterson's book so we were looking forward to seeing this movie. I think that the movie is a must see even though it does not follow the book to the letter. I was very pleased with the action, suspense and drama. Please go see it and take someone or a few people with you. As readers of the book and a fan of Tyler Perry, you will find yourselves discussing the movie and book with a sense of enthusiasm. I think Tyler Perry delivered us a modern, sexy and intelligent Alex Cross and I hope Morgan Freeman shares this point of view. He was our first Alex Cross and I think the baton was sucessfully passed on to Tyler Perry.
Written December 10, 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 October 23, 2016
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.