It's a classic case of one wrong twist spoiling a great show. Along Came The Spider is the kind of movie one would go to with a thinking friend. It starts with a cliché—a wise cop (Morgan Freeman) loses his partner and then spends months brooding over the tragedy. It then develops into an extraordinary plot—a trusted school-teacher kidnaps a senator's daughter and Freeman, who's not involved in the case, gets a call and the kidnapper leaves clues, as part, apparently, of a convoluted game. Freeman cracks the codes to discover a criminal whose motive is not money or thrills, but an intellectual recognition of his talents.