Knight and Day
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Action romance has high body count, little consequence.
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Fresh: Cruise retains an unusual charisma and a natural feeling for the camera.
- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Rotten: By the finale, it's hard to shake the sense that the movie has already expired, and everyone involved is] just trying to prop it up, "Weekend at Bernie's"-style, long enough to heave it over the 100-minute mark.
- Christopher Orr, The Atlantic, Friday, June 25, 2010
Rotten: Cruise and Diaz share one indifferent smooch. They come off less like potential lovers than amiable traveling companions.
- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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
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