Alex Cross

Theatrical Release: October 19, 2012
Alex Cross


Follows the young homicide detective/psychologist (Tyler Perry), from the worldwide best-selling novels by James Patterson, as he meets his match in a serial killer (Matthew Fox). The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits in this taut and exciting action thriller.

Dove Review

Tyler Perry plays Detroit detective Alex Cross, based on the novels written by James Patterson. Cross is a detective and psychologist. He never had to face a villain such as he does in the form of a killer played by Matthew Fox. He is a pattern killer who uses a drug to paralyze his victims and then he inflicts great pain on them before killing them. He cuts the fingers and thumbs off one woman, and uses one of the thumbs to gain access to a secure system. Cross cares deeply about his pregnant wife and kids.

However, he never dreamed how ruthless this killer could be. The killer sends Cross a message: “When you set out for revenge, dig two graves.” “That’s fine,” replies Cross, “as long as one of them is yours.” It will take everything Cross can muster to stop this homicidal killer from wreaking more havoc on the streets of Detroit. Unfortunately, due to excessive language and violence, as well as overt sexuality we are unable to award this movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A few couples have sex outside of marriage and there are several innuendos; kissing; a man drugs a woman after she lets him tie her up with the expectation of a bondage sex slave act.
Language: Several utterances of strong language including many uses of J and GD.
Violence: Several fighting scenes; a man cuts off a woman's thumb and the thumbs and fingers are later seen; a woman's bloody face is seen; other bloody faces seen; several people killed; shootings resulting in death.
Drugs: Drinking and bar scenes; a character uses a paralyzing shot on several people; talk of a woman being on cocaine.
Nudity: Women seen in bikinis; cleavage; shirtless men; woman's bare rear is seen.
Other: Disrespect; death and grief.


Company: void
Writer: Marc Moss & Kerry Williamson
Director: Rob Cohen
Producer: Bill Block
Genre: Mystery
Runtime: 101 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter