Alex Cross

Featured In Issue 174, February 2013

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Based on the novel "Cross" by James Patterson, "Alex Cross" follows Dr. Alex Cross (Perry), a homicide detective/psychologist with the Detroit Police Department as he meets his match in a dangerous serial killer (Fox). The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary by Director Rob Cohen, the featurette "The Psychologist And The Butcher: Adapting And Filming Alex Cross" (HD 14:07), four deleted scenes (HD 05:07), upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1080p AVC picture is terrific, with excellent color fidelity and resolution. Hues are nicely saturated with warm and rich tones that always appear natural. Contrast is excellent, with deep, solid black and revealing shadow delineation. Fleshtones are perfectly natural throughout. Resolution is absolutely perfect, with fine detail exhibited in facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture. The image quality is further enhanced by the pristine clarity. This is a first-rate visual presentation that is wonderfully stunning. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 7.1-channel soundtrack is spatially immersive and enveloping, with a nuanced soundfield. Atmospherics and sound effects are both aggressively directionalized and subtly supported in the quieter scenes. Gunfire and explosions sound realistic and dynamic. The orchestral music score is nicely recorded with a wide and deep soundstage that extends to the surrounds. Dialogue sounds perfectly natural, with superb spatial integration. Deep bass extends to sub-25 Hz frequencies during the intense action segments, to heighten the suspenseful tension. The added two channels, while positioned to the rear of the soundfield instead at the 90 degree positions, effectively enhance the sense of spatial dimension. This is a reference-quality soundtrack that will not disappoint. (Gary Reber)