Knight and Day

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Knight and Day

James Mangold (2010)

104min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A woman has a chance encounter with a rogue secret agent, who has been framed as a traitor and is on the run from his own superiors. Realising she is in danger for knowing too much, he kidnaps her and drags her along on his desperate mission to clear his name. Comedy adventure, with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.

Cast & Crew

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
Director James Mangold
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Guidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 6 Aug 2010

Comedy Drama

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