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Bettie's Box Office: Alex Cross Movie Review

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:06 PM CDT
Alex Cross is the latest offering from the one-man movie machine known as Tyler Perry.

Here, he trades the wig and dress from his popular Madea movies for a gun and badge as a Sherlock Holmes-ish homicide psychologist/detective in Detroit. He finds himself on the trail of a sadistic killer with an artistic flair known as Picasso (played creepily by Matthew Fox).

As often happens in these movies, the hunter and the hunted make it personal. Cross chases Picasso down a trail of murders until the two meet in a climactic fight scene where it looks like the cameraman is having a seizure. Can't there be at least one shot that doesn't shake wildly? 
In the end, it's a little hard to believe in Perry as an action hero and the movie's PG-13 rating makes Alex Cross feel more like a made-for-TV movie. Maybe it's time for the bra and girdle again...


By Bettie Cross
Bettie's Box Office: Alex Cross Movie Review

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