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Alex Cross (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Mystery | 19 October 2012 (USA)
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A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled hired killer who specializes in torture and pain.


Rob Cohen


Marc Moss (screenplay), Kerry Williamson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Alex Cross
Edward Burns ... Thomas Kane
Matthew Fox ... Picasso
Jean Reno ... Giles Mercier
Carmen Ejogo ... Maria Cross
Cicely Tyson ... Nana Mama
Rachel Nichols ... Monica Ashe
John C. McGinley ... Captain Richard Brookwell
Werner Daehn ... Erich Nunemacher
Yara Shahidi ... Janelle Cross
Sayeed Shahidi ... Damon Cross
Bonnie Bentley ... Detective Jody Klebanoff
Stephany Jacobsen ... Fan Yau Lee (as Stephanie Jacobsen)
Giancarlo Esposito ... Daramus Holiday
Chad Lindberg ... Chemist


Dr. Alex Cross is on his last police duty to track down an assassin called Picasso, who's been torturing and killing rich businessmen in Detroit. Soon when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits to end this once and for all. Written by Immanuel Ambhara

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Don't Ever Cross Alex Cross

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence including disturbing images, sexual content, language, drug references, and nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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English | German

Release Date:

19 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cross See more »

Filming Locations:

Bali, Indonesia See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,396,768, 21 October 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film's tagline - "Don't ever cross Alex Cross" - was largely met with derision by critics and online fans. See more »


In the final scenes of the movie: SPOILER: When Picasso falls in the car at the end of the movie, his body slips down and his head is placed between the hood and the windshield. When they are examining him, his head is in the middle of the windshield. See more »


Alex Cross: That's my secret, Captain. I'm always Cross.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.52 (2013) See more »


I, Alex Cross (Only God Can Judge Me)
Written and Produced by Christian Mathis (as Christian "Trick-Trick" Mathis)
Performed by Christian Mathis (as Trick Trick) and Dina Rae Franks
Courtesy of Trick Trick Music (BMI) and Purple Diva Music (BMI)
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User Reviews

Tyler Perry and Matthew Fox are the best part 6/10
9 July 2012 | by CunnilingilatorSee all my reviews

I have not ready the books or seen either of the previous films. Also I have only seen parts of Tyler Perry's other movies and that was enough to let me know I didn't want to watch any more. That being said, I felt that Tyler Perry's performance was very believable and very different than what I was expecting. At points in the film he is a bad-ass (albeit a bit overweight, but hey not all heroes hit the treadmill) and at others he is quite likable. He has some some quick and funny dialogue that he looked very at home with. All in all I now believe he is a pretty decent actor especially when comparing to his other "characters."

Matthew Fox plays an intense dude. Check out the images section to see what I'm talking about. He plays the insanity factor pretty hard and at times feels like he is nearing the "full retard" line but he never quite jumps the shark. It's sort of hit and miss. At times it's extremely effective and at others it seems a bit overdone. As a whole, pretty effective, and definitely crazy.

I liked Edward Burns as Alex's partner and Rachel Nicols as the third in their team. I was disappointed with basically everything else in the movie. Acting was for the rest of the characters pretty downright bad (with the exception of Dr. Cox who was acceptable). The stunts, aside from a cool fight scene in a business office, were pretty lame. The cinematography was average. The script was too heavy handed and convenient. The dialogue was good but the situations were not so much. It sort of felt like they were trying too hard to be gritty and raw.

Seriously though Tyler Perry is BY FAR better than you are expecting. Go see it just to have your perception of him shattered a bit.

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