Peter Travers' 2012 Fall Movie Preview

The 25 movies to see and five that go straight into the Scum Bucket

Five With a Bad Vibe: 'Alex Cross'

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Sidney Baldwin

In Theaters: October 19th
Starring: Tyler Perry
Directed By: Rob Cohen
 
The guilty pleasures that come from readiing James Patterson's thrillers about police psychologist and family man Alex Cross diminished in the miscasting of a too-old Morgan Freeman in 1997 and 2001. Now Tyler Perry, best known for playing a big momma in big-flowered dresses in his Madea comedies, takes on the challenge. Maybe I'll be surprised and Perry will give the role the machismo and integrity it deserves. But I'm getting toxic vibes.

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