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Knight and Day

  • Rated PG13
  • HD and SD formats available

action & adventure, comedy


Big screen superstars Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz come together in this fun, action-packed thrill-ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    53%
  • Audience Score
    49%

common sense

ON for kids age 14
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5

Action romance has high body count, little consequence.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that although Knight and Day is a globetrotting action thriller, it has strong comic/romantic undertones and a cheerful, playful tone that makes the violence seem almost inconsequential. And despite the body count, there's very little blood or gore. Expect plenty of flirting between stars Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise and a little kissing, with some brief talk about sex. There's also some drinking (including one scene in which Diaz's character gets drunk on tequila), and various "spy" drugs are introduced throughout the movie. Neither of the main characters are depicted as strongly positive role models for teens, but that's not what the movie is about, either -- ultimately, it's meant to be a fun adventure for adults and older kids.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's violence. What impact does it have? How does it compare to violence in movies with a more serious tone?
  • Is June a strong female role model? At what point does she begin to take action on her own?
  • What role does trust play in the story? How does trust affect June and Roy's relationship?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    53%
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  • Audience

    49%

Audience Reviews

2 stars

When the movie started, I thought it might have been unjustly panned - there were some flashes that suggested it was a spoof - but as it went on, it closed in on and eventually captured boring, Romantic Spy Comedy territory, retaining the cartoony bits but expecting us to take them at face value. I got the sense that somewhere along the way, the vision was compromised, and that maybe it was during test screenings, once the movie was already shot, meaning that the more marketable plot had to be pieced together from footage that didn't necessarily belong in that order, or in the film at all. It's wild speculation on my part, but I'm not sure how else to explain the way this one went off the rails - it was entertaining for a short while, maybe a half an hour, but then it suddenly seemed to not know what kind of film it wanted to be, and the result was something to which I was indifferent, in the end.

- danperry17, Friday, August 9, 2013

2 stars

When the movie started, I thought it might have been unjustly panned - there were some flashes that suggested it was a spoof - but as it went on, it closed in on and eventually captured boring, Romantic Spy Comedy territory, retaining the cartoony bits but expecting us to take them at face value. I got the sense that somewhere along the way, the vision was compromised, and that maybe it was during test screenings, once the movie was already shot, meaning that the more marketable plot had to be pieced together from footage that didn't necessarily belong in that order, or in the film at all. It's wild speculation on my part, but I'm not sure how else to explain the way this one went off the rails - it was entertaining for a short while, maybe a half an hour, but then it suddenly seemed to not know what kind of film it wanted to be, and the result was something to which I was indifferent, in the end.

- danperry17, Friday, August 9, 2013

3 stars

Cruise just doesnt fit the place in this disastrous puzzle im afraid.

- scottgreen96, Saturday, March 24, 2012