2001 / 104m - USA
Along Came a Spider poster


January 10, 2021


A very basic cop thriller. No doubt this film was made in the wake of the success of some profiler TV series, Lee Tamahori probably didn't have to try very hard to get this film made. He also didn't very hard while making this film I guess, since it's probably one of the most standard films in the genre I've seen.

When Alex loses his partner, he has a lot of trouble getting back on his job. Until Megan Rose, the daughter of a local senator, is kidnapped and the kidnapper drags Alex into the case. He partners up with Jezzie and together they start to chase their prey, but not everything is as it seems.

The story is pretty plain, so are the performances and the direction. It's really a bog-standard genre flick that lays out its puzzle piece by piece. You can expect some twists in the final act, but nothing too baffling or worth getting excited about. Watch this if you're starved for some basic genre filler, otherwise it's difficult to recommend.