'Alex Cross' -- 2 stars

<b>PG-13; 1:42 running time</b><br><br>
Tyler Perry's going to surprise some people. This was his chance to prove he could hold a film together in a relatively conventional action-hero leading role, and the imposingly scaled actor with the soothing voice and rolling gait does the job. But what is the job, exactly? Same ol', same ol'. Catch the methodical, sadistic antagonist before he kills again, but not too early in the story. Or else there's no story. The story requires its mutilated corpses (snipped-off fingers here, charred skin there, some of which pushes the PG-13 rating past a sensible limit) in order to exist. -- Michael Phillips<br><br><a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-alex-cross-movie-review-20121018,0,465673.column>Read the full "Alex Cross" movie review</a>

( October 18, 2012 )

PG-13; 1:42 running time

Tyler Perry's going to surprise some people. This was his chance to prove he could hold a film together in a relatively conventional action-hero leading role, and the imposingly scaled actor with the soothing voice and rolling gait does the job. But what is the job, exactly? Same ol', same ol'. Catch the methodical, sadistic antagonist before he kills again, but not too early in the story. Or else there's no story. The story requires its mutilated corpses (snipped-off fingers here, charred skin there, some of which pushes the PG-13 rating past a sensible limit) in order to exist. -- Michael Phillips

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