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Alex Cross

Overall D

Tyler Perry plays Alex Cross, a detective who is trying to stop a heinous killer that enjoys inflicting pain on his victims before he murders them.

Violence D-
Sexual Content C-
Profanity C
Substance Use D+

Why is Alex Cross rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Alex Cross PG-13 for violence including disturbing images, sexual content, language, drug references, and nudity.

Run Time: 100 minutes

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Alex Cross
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Alex Cross rated PG-13? Alex Cross is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence including disturbing images, sexual content, language, drug references, and nudity.

Violence: Characters are frequently shot, beaten, punched and threatened. During a cage fight a man’s arm is broken after a serious battle. A man injects a paralyzing drug in a woman’s neck. A man catches on fire from a stove. Bloody injuries are depicted along with numerous dead bodies. A man sets off several explosions in and outside of office buildings. A speeding vehicle rams a character’s car. Men are shot after taunting a character. A character cuts off the fingers of a woman and puts them in a bowl. Other depictions of tortured women are seen. A man cauterizes bloody wounds and exposes himself to other pain-inducing activities. Characters are hit with a golf club, kicked in the groin, stabbed, bashed with a club and taken captive by an angry mob.

Sexual Content: A woman wears a bikini at a cage-fighting event. A woman strips down to her underwear and a man ties her to the bed in a prelude to sexual activity. Sexual sounds are heard and a brief shot of a couple in bed is seen, along with clothes strewn across the floor. Derogatory sexual comments are made.

Language: The script includes infrequent profanities, scatological slang, mild curses and some innuendo, as well as a few slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A man injects a paralyzing drug into his victims. A woman appears to be high on drugs. References to illegal drugs, including bags of cocaine, are included. Characters drink in a bar or home setting.

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Alex Cross
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scene.
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Language May Offend, Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.
Ontario 14A Language May Offend, Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "Alex Cross"

Cast and Crew

Alex Cross is directed by Rob Cohen and stars Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Alex Cross movie is February 4, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Alex Cross

Release Date: 5 February 2013

Alex Cross release to home video (Blu-ray/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- Audio Commentary with Rob Cohen

- “The Psychologist and the Butcher: Adapting and Filming Alex Cross” featurette

- Deleted Scenes

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This movie is based on a character Alex Cross created by author James Patterson.

This role is a huge departure for Tyler Perry, who is best known for his female impersonation as Madea. Other crime stopping characters from the pages of literature that have been adapted to the silver screen include Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) and James Bond (Ian Fleming).

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