DON’T EVER CROSS ALEX CROSS.
Detroit cop and psychologist Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) is hunting a brazen, sadistic man (Matthew Fox) who has tortured and killed a businesswoman. The third Cross adaptation after two previous Morgan Freeman films is a reboot that pleased nobody. This one makes Cross younger and is a chance for Perry to reinvent himself as an action movie star, but he’s pretty bland. Fox is more fun to watch, leaner and meaner than we’re used to. On the other hand, this killer’s motives remain murky and the film as a whole fails to live up to occasional bursts of excitement.
2012-U.S. 101 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Rob Cohen. Novel: Alex Patterson (”Cross”). Cast: Tyler Perry (Alex Cross), Matthew Fox (Picasso), Edward Burns (Tommy Kane), Jean Reno, Carmen Ejogo, Cicely Tyson… John C. McGinley, Giancarlo Esposito.