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Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Morgan Freeman is a troubled detective in Along Came A Spider

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Along came an underrated Morgan Freeman classic: 2001’s Along Came A Spider is a high-intensity, neo-noir psychological thriller. Freeman’s detective Alex Cross retires from the force after the traumatic death of his partner in a sting operation. When a senator’s daughter is kidnapped, he’s drawn back into the drama — only to discover that the criminal was targeting Cross himself all along. So far, so cheesy — but Freeman is captivating as always, elevating this classic detective romp into more than just a guilty pleasure. Adapted from a James Patterson novel of the same name, Along Came A Spider is the second in a trilogy of Alex Cross films that began with 1997’s Kiss The Girls (also starring Freeman) and ended with 2012 reboot Alex Cross, with Tyler Perry in the titular role. We can confidently say that Along Came A Spider is the only one of the three worth seeing. Find it on Netflix.

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