Monday, October 22, 2012

Open Letters Monthly: Alex Cross

Let's go down the checklist, shall we? Film adapted from a popular book series? Check. Popular second-tier actor in the lead role? Check. Excessively-talented man parading as the villain? Check. Murder, revenge, violence; check, check, and check. Story and budget? Hmmm, maybe Alex Cross will be okay without.

Dr. Alex Cross and his team of Detroit Police Department detectives are among the best the city has to protect its innocents from the madness of the world. When they are tasked with solving a violent multiple murder in an upscale neighborhood, Cross quickly uncovers a conspiracy to kill the high-ranking members of an international corporation with offices in Detroit. But when he interrupts an attack in progress, the assassin turns his attentions to Cross and his team. To protect his family and his friends, our hero will have to straddle the line between the law he is bound to uphold and doing whatever he must to catch a cold-hearted killer.

Alex Cross is directed by Rob Cohen and stars Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Edward Burns, Rachel Nichols, Cicely Tyson, Carmen Ejogo, Giancarlo Esposito, John C. McGinley and Jean Reno.

Click here to read the fill review at Open Letters Monthly.

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