Knight and Day

  • 12
  • James Mangold (2010)
  • US
  • 104 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

This Tom Cruise blockbuster was a box-office flop in the US after a bumpy gestation, with multiple star pairings attached, too many writers for the Writers Guild of America to comfortably log and a delayed release date. It's at best a perfectly serviceable confection, a caper movie in the North by Northwest mould, except it's pumped up with state-of-the-art effects and maximum racket. Cruise plays the mysterious "rogue agent" who embroils ditzy mechanic Cameron Diaz in a jet-setting espionage adventure. They meet at the airport and Diaz accidentally ends up in danger on his plane. When the going gets rough, Cruise has a habit of drugging Diaz (a recurring, if troubling, gag). Despite big set pieces - mainly chases by road, air and rail - ably handled by director James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma) and fabulous locations, the film goes in one side of the brain and out the other, leaving little trace. The expected chemistry between the two good-looking leads also never really comes alight. Unlike all the vehicles exploding around them.

Plot Summary

Action adventure starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. A chance encounter at an airport with spy Roy Miller embroils mechanic June Havens in a frantic and life-threatening chase across the globe. But can June really trust this man of mystery, especially given his penchant for rendering her unconscious when trouble rears its head?

Cast and crew

Cast

Roy Miller
Tom Cruise
June Havens
Cameron Diaz
Fitzgerald
Peter Sarsgaard
April Havens
Maggie Grace
Simon Feck
Paul Dano
Rodney
Marc Blucas
Director George
Viola Davis
Antonio
Jordi Mollà
Bernhard
Falk Hentschel
Braces
Lennie Loftin
Frank Jenkins
Dale Dye
Molly
Celia Weston

Crew

Director
James Mangold

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 6 Aug 2010
Certificate 12
Distributor:
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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