Tyler Perry Gets The Worst Reviews of His Career

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Even worse than for Madea's Witness Protection.

He's gotten some scathing notices for Alex Cross, the thriller in which he's the homicide detective/psychologist once played by Oscar winner Morgan Freeman.

But if there's any killing to investigate, it could be to Perry's career after this turkey lurches out of the barnyard.

Here are some of the nastiest reviews, as compiled by rottentomatoes.com:


"Perry's supposed to be its center. And as an actor--certainly as a movie star--he's absolutely nowhere to be found."


"Stripped down to his undershirt or brandishing an assault rifle, Perry looks both incongruous and ridiculous--an icon out of water."


"If you've seen any number of Tyler Perry's Madea movies, you probably don't think he could sink lower in his career. But he managed to do just that in Alex Cross."


"A stomach churning mix of sadism and sentimentality."


Perry is "a lumbering screen presence who is better at projecting teary-eyed sincerity than brutal, vengeful anger."


"Tyler Perry finds it easier to step out of Madea's dress than into Morgan Freeman's shoes in the thriller Alex Cross, a trite attempt at franchise building."


But wait a minute!

It's not all bad!

Some reviews say that Perry is OK, it's just the movie itself that rots.

And one review says "There is one bit of casting that pushes Alex Cross into watchable territory.

"...And that's Matthew Fox as the serial killer nicknamed Picasso."

Ouch.

Back to the gowns?


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13 comments
sgratin
sgratin

My mothers neighbour is working part time and averaging $9000 a month. I'm a single mum and just got my first paycheck for $6546! I still can't believe it.  I tried it out cause I got really desperate and now I couldn't be happier. Heres what I do, B l u e 3 1 D O t c om 

jackson30
jackson30

Wat do African Americans have to say about the movie? That it sucks. 

latenitebump
latenitebump

what do african-americans have to say about the movie? stop hating on perry. his audience is primarily african-american. i think his career will be alright.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

I can't imagine how this stinker got conceived in the first place. And Alex Cross is a D.C. detective in John Patterson's dime novels. Why the move to L.A.? And Tyler Perry is simply too young to be playing supersleuth Alex.

Goblingoddess
Goblingoddess

@mikeymusto Perry went into drama instead of with what he knows...comedy. No surprise he'd tank in something out of norm for him

Used2BMelinda9
Used2BMelinda9

Saw the trailer for Alex Cross when I saw Looper last week . You could see the stink lines, but I think the biggest problem is that this kind of movie has been done to death. Hunt for a serial killer and then he gets your wife blah blah blah how cliché.

SouthernDave
SouthernDave

Doncha get it? Only in a dress can Mr. Perry release his inner man.

suburbanoinker
suburbanoinker

But now that I think more about it, isn't it a little homophobic to suggest that just because he played a character in a dress he can never do anything else?

SouthernDave
SouthernDave

In masculine attire, he's  simply not believable.

blissbaby
blissbaby

Tyler Perry in a Morgan Freeman role??? Huh?????

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