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Kiss the Girls
Smart Girls. Pretty Girls. Missing Girls.
Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail leads to Los Angeles, where the duo discovers that the psychopath may not be working alone.
Morgan Freeman brings his top-notch class to this brilliant thriller. Recommended.
Alex Cross is on the case again, this time on the trail of his abducted niece. He will be forced out of his comfort zone and into the stomping grounds of a sick killer as he traverses the country on the hunt for answers.
Morgan Freeman is pretty damn good as Alex Cross, bringing his calm demeanor to the detective/doctor's leather jacket. Freeman is complimented by a serviceable performance from Ashley Judd, who looks pretty damn good, considering it's been over 15 years since this movie was made.
Given I'd seen this before, I wanted to pay special attention to see if the script/direction telegraphs its late twist, and it seemed it did every chance it got. I'd love to see Freeman's Alex Cross meet up with Tyler Perry's Alex Cross in an Alex Cross time travel film in which solving the murder requires Alex Cross to "Cross" the "streams" and possibly destroy the space-time continuum.
James Patterson's Alex Cross books have always been a decent read. I was intrigued to see what Gary Fleder would make of good source material and just how Morgan Freeman would bring forensic psychologist Cross to life.
Freeman's Cross is a clever and methodical thinker. Thinking outside of the box with a keen criminal mind, he adds a touch of class to a movie that chills and thrills in equal measure. A serial rapist and abductor who "collects" young women is on Cross's radar after his niece is kidnapped. Featuring a strong cast that includes Brian Cox, Cary Elwes,Jeremy Piven and the gorgeous Ashley Judd this has a creep factor with serial killers and escalating fetishists to make your skin…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
amazing book and the film did ok, book is better
I came acros this movie on tv and realised again that the James Patterson novel(s) is/are so much better. Although first class actors, the film lacks the intense suspense which you'll find reading the original book.
It's a paint by color thriller that runs a little long, but Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman do a great job carrying the film.
Freeman and Judd elevate a straight forward murder mystery. This is a hour and 40 minute episode of Law & Order, but with an Oscar winner in the lead. I liked a lot of the films color pallet of darkness and overcast clouds. A serial collector has abducted multiple woman, one of them being Alex Cross' niece. So the Washington D.C. Cop must go to NC to find the man and bring him to justice. A good watch on a Tuesday night.
I don't know why I watched this. some primal urge to torture myself, I suppose. not as torturous as it could have been.
Judd's commited performance is the one element that saves this mundane thriller from immediate oblivion.
The book was better.
A decent thriller with a very predictable twist. Feels alot like a poor man's "Silence of the Lambs", but still pretty entertaining.
I am amazed by how much I enjoyed this movie. Morgan Freeman makes an excellent Dr. Cross and there are plenty of good actors in the other roles, but what blew me away was Ashley Judd. Her performance is good, but the role she's playing is so well written; it has to be one of the strongest female roles I've seen in years. She's constantly managing to get out of bad situations on her own, without need of rescue, and the movie does an excellent job in the climax of sticking to that paradigm, while still giving Freeman a chance to be a hero. The mystery (or at least, parts of the mystery) are somewhat predictable, but eventually that's not why I was watching anymore. The humans were much more interesting than the plot.
watched this approximately one million times in college. pretty sure my roommate had a crush on ashley judd. cary elwes' southern accent still up there for worst movie accent ever.
I don't know why I felt the need to watch the Alex Cross movies. I have the vague idea I've watched it before on TV years ago and forgot it all promptly.
This is mostly a bad Law and Order episode with more violence, more twists, and an A-list cast.
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