Along Came a Spider (2001)
Where 1997's Kiss the Girls, the first film about detective Alex Cross (created by novelist James Patterson, played by Morgan Freeman), had a certain level of class and an interesting script, this sequel (of sorts) is guilty of most every sin possible in this context. Firstly, the plot is ridiculous from the start - even before the many twists and loopholes appear to muddle it further. Secondly, the psycho, as played by the fast waning Michael Wincott, is reduced to a plot puppet with no psychological profile at all - which is not a good omen considering Cross's expertise as a profiler. And thirdly, the film is so poorly directed that it's hard to believe it's conducted by the same man who made the impressive Once Were Warriors. Morgan Freeman tries his best to give the film a sense of soberness and style, but there's only so much he can do in these surroundings.