Alex Cross follows the young homicide detective and psychologist (Tyler Perry) from the best-selling novels by James Patterson, who meets his match in a serial killer (Matthew Fox). As the high-stakes game of cat and mouse escalates, the mission suddenly gets personal and Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits.

Critics and naysayers have been skeptical of Perry’s ability to pull off such an intense role. Idris Elba had originally been considered to take over as Alex Cross from Morgan Freeman.

But nothing about this story is cut and dred. Once Cross closes in on Sullivan, he uncovers an unimaginable secret that will change everything. What could it be? You’ll have to watch the film to find out.