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Along Came a Spider

HD   R Closed Captioning

Lee Tamahori

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About the Movie

Morgan Freeman returns as forensic psychologist Dr. Alex Cross in this thriller based on the novel by James Patterson (whose work also formed the basis of the hit Kiss the Girls). Gary Soneji (Michael Wincott) is a brilliant but remorseless psychopath who has landed a teaching position at an exclusive private school in Washington, D.C. Using his extensive knowledge of kidnapping (he's taught a class on Charles Lindbergh), Soneji abducts one of his students - Megan (Mika Boorem), whose father Hank Rose (Michael Moriarty) is a United States senator. Ollie MacArthur (Dylan Baker), the detective investigating the case, has strong words for Jezzie Flannigan (Monica Potter), the Secret Service agent who mistakenly let Megan slip through her fingers. But when the kidnapper contacts Dr. Cross, the psychologist is brought in on the case, and Cross seeks out Flannigan, who he believes might have a valuable insight into the case. Soon, Cross and Flannigan come to the terrible realization that this crime only represents the tip of the iceberg for the ruthless Soneji. Along Came a Spider also features Penelope Ann Miller, Jay O. Sanders, and Kim Hawthorne.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 125
  • Fresh: 39
  • Rotten: 86
  • Average Rating: 4.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Impersonal, barely ept. – Elvis Mitchell, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: Like a paperback plucked from a counter at an airport, Spider is an impulse buy of a film, a time killer that will neither tax your brain nor challenge your memory. – Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today, Apr 6, 2001

Rotten: A dreary, ludicrous thriller. – Charles Taylor,, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: It may be chock-full of psychological elements, but it's neither suspenseful nor thrilling. – Paul Clinton (,, Apr 6, 2001

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Customer Reviews


While watching it I thought it was pretty mediocre. But given 30 seconds to think about it, it's pretty bad. Watch it on TNT or something. Not really worth the time, definitely not with $10.


Watched this movie when it came out in theatres. Morgan Freeman is, as always, wonderful to watch and you really have a sense that anything could hapeen. If that isn't the definition of a "thriller" then what is?


This is one of my favorite films of all time. It pulls you in till the very end. This is a must see.