Kurt Loder on Alex Cross


One understands Tyler Perry's desire to step away from his money-gushing Madea movies, put on some pants, and channel his many talents in a new direction. Unfortunately, writes Kurt Loder, the area into which Perry has chosen to branch out—the cop-versus-killer thriller—is one for which he's all wrong in just about every way. Even more unfortunately, he has placed himself in the hands of Rob Cohen, a sloppy action director whose last film, the 2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, was idiotic in just about every way. Alex Cross turned out to be just as awful.