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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

An ordinary suburban woman unwittingly becomes the sidekick to a heavily armed covert operative on the run from his own agency and an international arms dealer when she bumps into him at an airport terminal. Knight & Day is EXACTLY what you'd expect from a film starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. It's a cynical attempt to be a rom-com version of The Bourne Identity in a desperate attempt to lure as many undemanding cinema-goers into the theatres as possible; romance for the girls and action for the boys with big names duly attached. It goes through the motions of the same stunts, car chases, shoot outs and comic mishaps we've all seen a million times before and is basically the kind of thing Mel Gibson used to be so good at before he became a fat, ageing bigot. Unfortunately Cruise just doesn't have the comedic chops to pull it off, being more Jerry Maguire than James Bond and there is next to no chemistry between he and the jabbering, squealing Diaz. It's probably great fun to Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz fans (basically the kind of cinema goers who see the movies as an excuse to put their brains in neutral for two hours) but anyone with discerning taste will see it for what it is; a joyless, mechanical and desperately formulaic slice of pointless Hollywood pap.

- garyX, Tuesday, October 2, 2012

3 stars

Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise give some pretty good performances in Knight & Day which elevates this formulaic summer action-comedy considerably. It's got a good pace, good chemistry, a somewhat implausible and predictable story (but hey, it's summer fun, so what does that matter?), and some good cinematography. Paul Dano also gives a really nice performance as Simon Feck. I found it to be great fun, charming and occasionally funny, and I found the ending quite touching and suitable (and funny). Others may find it cheesy....

- fb701560354, Tuesday, April 24, 2012

3 stars

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

- scottgreen96, Saturday, March 24, 2012