Alex Cross - Review

CROSS IS BOSS Comedian Tyler Perry plays an action hero in this thriller

Can a phenomenally successful entertainment entrepreneur best known for playing a fat, mouthy old black lady in floral-print drag do a credible job as a leading man/action star? Sure, theoretically. But Tyler Perry's performance inAlex Cross isn't the place to find out. The movie — a roughly assembled roots story about the fictional homicide detective/genius psychologist created by blockbuster novelist James Patterson and more memorably played by Morgan Freeman in Along Came a Spider andKiss the Girls — is so cloddish, slapdash, gracelessly written, and visually fugly that it's difficult to distinguish Perry's limitations in the role from those of the whole unpleasant enterprise. Read More...,,20620431,00.html


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