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June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He’s under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He’s Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she’s in danger. She’s home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he’s the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying?

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  • rango
    rango

    not working of course…so anoying

  • veronique-du-masson
    veronique du masson

    I can’t imagine how this got past the studio bosses, or who took a look at the finished screenplay (after all the rewrites and different writers) and said “This is great!Tired spy story remake, bad plot with huge holes in it; the title is never even explained. Terrible “witty” dialogue that no one would say in real life, and a body count in the hundreds.However the main, huge, turnoff for me was the “running joke” of the Diaz character being drugged, undressed and dressed, to wake up in another country because “she wasn’t handling” the carnage well. Drugging and dragging an unconscious woman without her permission and consent across borders is not “romantic”, it’s human trafficking. It just makes Tom Cruise and his movie character more creepy.As for the rest, imagine a joke told by someone with no sense of humor, and romance between two cardboard figures. For those who like such things, there are lots of gunshots, dead bodies and explosions.

  • nikodem-kosciolek
    nikodem kosciolek

    This must be one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. The usual hyped up, over-rated actors with Tom Cruise playing the super hero action-man and Cameron Diaz, the fatally attracted blonde who becomes his action women. I’d rather watch Superman and Batman. At least we’re under no illusions that they are fantasy.It’s the usual, predictable tripe that’s prevalent in movies these days. The hero can pilot planes, do motor bike stunts, race cars through buildings and against heavy oncoming traffic, firing guns, playing with computers and pulling stunts all at the same time. He always leaves a trail of destruction and dead bad men in his wake but never gets shot himself. At one point, about a dozen baddies with guns have the drop on him but he manages to joke with Diaz while killing them all and then gets away. Watch it if you like but why fill your brain with this rubbish.

  • ronald-hall
    ronald hall

    Greetings again from the darkness. I really liked director James Mangold’s two most recent films – Walk the Line, and 3:10 to Yuma. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz both have great smiles and look really good in swim attire. Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine) is well cast as an off-center nerdy scientist. That’s the end of all the positive comments I have for this film.The negative comments are for just about everything else in this summer “blockbuster”. It is billed as an Action-Comedy. There is plenty of action, though much of it is so far-fetched and ridiculous. There is almost no comedy. The rapid fire banter between Cruise and Diaz would have been much more effective had it been well written.A quality action movie needs a real force coming from the bad guy. Here, the filmmakers instead provide us with a “is he a good guy or a bad guy” story line with Cruise. Anyone surprised at the real answer? Because of that, we don’t have anyone to root against. Some generic Spainish arms dealer played by Jordi Molla (Blow) and the government agent played generically by Peter Saarsgard. Generic is not a word you want associated with your movie.This is Cruise and Diaz together for the first time since the far-superior Vanilla Sky. They both deserve better than this slop, though I feel confident they had a good time with the globe-trotting to Spain, Austria, Jamaica and a few U.S. stops in between. The fun they had filming did not translate into fun for me as a viewer. In fact, as they were driving away, I kept hoping for an ending like Thelma and Louise.

  • eric-navarro
    eric navarro

    –Rama’s SCREEN–KNIGHT AND DAY is one of the most fun you’ll have at the movies this summer. Fasten your seatbelt and leave the drive at ‘Cruise’ control. It’s non-stop action, entertaining, mysterious, thrilling and full of surprises…. What The Bounty Hunter and Killers failed, KNIGHT AND DAY excels. The combination of rom-com and action is as worth watching as the chemistry between Cruise and Diaz who by the way are not only comfortable with each other, they really claim their roles and own this genre like it’s nobody else’s business.Imagine a less serious Ethan Hunt from Mission Impossible or Ethan Hunt with the just the right shot of effective comedy, and you’ll have yourself KNIGHT AND DAY. In a way, it is kinda like the True Lies of this decade. Just like Jamie Lee Curtis, June (Diaz) panics most of the time and just like Arnold, Roy (Cruise) would smoothly save her ass from flying bullets. And Jamie eventually becomes part of Arnold’s team. But what makes KNIGHT AND DAY more interesting is its ability to keep you guessing who might actually be the bad guy. I’m not saying action sequences are not gonna be far fetched but this is the kind of movie that you just have to allow to be what it is because it’s got enough twists and turns to get you smilin’ and satisfied.After Girl Interrupted, Cop Land, Walk The Line, Identity, 3:10 To Yuma and then this, I think it’s safe to say that director James Mangold’s name is synonymous with good quality films. The difference is, Mangold relaxes a bit with KNIGHT AND DAY, it emphasizes on making Roy Miller seem ten times more invincible than James Bond. There are scenes when Roy and June get captured but after a few minutes of unconsciousness and trying to regain consciousness on June’s part, Roy suddenly gets June in a safe place all over again. Sometimes it makes you wish you could see what’s going on or how Roy gets them out of that situation but you won’t mind it at all because that’s when the comedy comes in, along with the interaction between the two characters that will definitely crack you up.If there’s one thing I think could be tweaked is that the runtime might be a bit long but hey, I’d rather have this than The Bounty Hunter where it completely doesn’t make sense how Aniston and Butler got around to like each other after all their annoying arguments. In KNIGHT AND DAY, it’s not tough for June to fall for Roy who is always there as her knight in shining armor, besides, girls love mysterious men. KNIGHT AND DAY feeds on that stereotype, so much so that when her opinion about Roy is compromised, they’ve spent enough time together that she can somewhat eventually calculate his moves, or at least attempts to. I think Roy is amused by June, he enjoys saving her, despite going through all kinds of trouble doing so. He admires her attention to family, the very thing that he as a spy is forced to leave behind. So there’s very little confusion as to how on earth that these two different characters end up in a wacky but convincing romance. It definitely helps to have Cruise and Cameron in the lead. Cruise is charming and badass, and it’s funny that his character remains polite even in the middle of chaos. Cameron is sexy and irresistible, because even when she’s panicking, she doesn’t get to the point in which she’ll irritate you.–Rama’s SCREEN–

  • roland-mathieu
    roland mathieu

    You cannot go into this type of movie without suspending your logic and belief about gravity and many other improbable things. But you know what? Cameron Diaz has one of the best grins and Tom Cruise is still a hunk and a charmer, they make us enjoy the movie, with all its stupid contrived plots and overwhelming action sequences. Me and my friends all loved the movie. I didn’t know its genre and hadn’t seen the trailers for the movie, but went to see it as I am a fan of both Cruise and Diaz. After the dramatic Valkyrie (which was in 2008, took a full 2 years for Tom to make another movie!), it was good to see Tom back in a mindless action movie. Diaz and Tom team up again after a long time. In ‘Vanilla Sky’ they didn’t have enough screen time together. Director James Mangold knows that this isn’t a movie which has to be taken seriously and has made the actors have fun with it. The cgi effects are quite well done (obviously) and the cinematography is excellent. Most of the locations are just so grand and beautiful. Not to forget, the excellent bull chase scene in Spain which was awesome. Carrying a bagful of metal junk to repair her father’s old car, June Havens (Cameron Diaz) is on her way to her sister’s wedding when she accidentally bumps into Roy Miller (Tom Cruise), a charming and handsome man. After repeatedly bumping into each other at the airport and finally finding out that they are on the same flight, they just flirt with each other. She finds out during the course of a rather entertaining flight that Roy is a rogue FBI agent, whose intentions is not exactly clear in the beginning. She is smack in the middle of all the chaos just because she happens to be a witness to something called the Zephyr, a perpetual energy source. June has to figure out who she can trust in this crazy situation; the FBI or Roy? During the course of the story, June and Roy travel all over the globe (Massachusetts, California, Austria, Jamaican Islands, Illinois, Spain among others) to keep the Zephyr away from the bad guys. The FBI and many others are after Roy and the Zephyr, but it turns out that Roy is being framed by his former partner who wants to sell the Zephyr to terrorists. Will June and Roy make it out of this mess in one piece? There is also a sub-plot involving Roy Miller’s parents. They think that their son is dead, but they don’t know that Roy is keeping an eye on his parents for their safety. That was done just to give a background story on Roy’s character. There are a couple of scenes which were definitely more suited for some other genre; Roy disappears from a room when the SWAT team is coming from all the exits of the room and a moment later we are shown him running across the roof top of the opposite building at full speed. That was a scene more suited for the supernatural genre. Well, he is more like Superman than an ordinary person here anyway, so I can forgive that. Tom Cruise is definitely ageing gracefully; he has lost some of his famous boyish looks, but his acting still packs a punch. Cameron Diaz looks gorgeous and still has her comedic timing intact. There are a few scenes where she looks old and haggard at times, but it is understandable as she isn’t exactly the new kid on the block. The movie has equal amounts of non-stop banter between Miller and June, romantic tension and an overdose of extremely well choreographed action sequences. Plotwise, Knight & Day doesn’t offer anything new, nor do we expect it to be anything new. It is a tried and tested plot of an agent out to protect something, and in this case the thing happens to be a source of infinite energy which could solve the energy crisis around the world. Do we really care about this Zephyr? Not a chance, because it could have been anything and still we wouldn’t care about it in the least bit. All we want to see is Tom and Diaz create their magic on screen. One scene I really loved is when there is a chase scene and Roy jumps off from a motorbike and lands on the FBI car and tells calmly to June that her dress is beautiful, while killing off all the agents! The ex-boyfriend scenes were also very funny. Tom Cruise still creates the magic and you have to watch this if you are a hardcore Cruise fan, the comedy and action provides wholesome entertainment. 8/10

  • halaszne-dr-kovacs-edit-julianna
    halaszne dr kovacs edit julianna

    I can’t count the times I have seen this film… not because I can’t remember when I have seen it. It’s just that if I put a number down, I think I will have to admit there is a problem :-\ I don’t get tiered of it. I like the story. I love the pace. I love action. I love my perceived chemistry between Tom and Cameron.I like that Tom comes across as both a man of the world but also naive when it comes across how to communicate with the opposite sex. There is a innocence to his character that make you just want to hug..OK,sorry. I am a huge fan of Mr. Cruise. So I may not be the MOST biased when it comes to not seeing his films with rose colored glasses. But if there is nothing left to see, you could do much worse then this film.

  • lucas-saunders
    lucas saunders

    I thought this movie was action packed and funny. I was surprised how much I really laughed out loud. Plus once you thought you knew the plot it changed. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are an unlikely match but for some reason their comedic timing together just worked. I was surprised how much this action film had me laughing in my seat. At times I thought the action scenes were a little out there but I think that is why the comedy worked. I am a 40 something woman and enjoyed the movie along side my husband. Plus our 16 year son quite enjoyed as well. This movie really does have something for everyone, action, comedy and a little romance. I would highly recommend this movie for a little escapism on a hot afternoon.

  • dennis-morris
    dennis morris

    To think, all of the action that takes place in the Summer blockbuster bait of “Knight and Day” is because of a special kind of battery. Cameron Diaz works her charm as an auto mechanic; her garage primarily focuses on restoring old classic cars. She meets Tom Cruise, special agent, at the airport, gets a ticket on board a flight containing an entire crew and passenger manifest consisting of shadowy assassins attempting to retrieve the battery—not to mention, eliminate Cruise who becomes “solitary killing machine” when Diaz hits the lady’s room.The rest of the movie has poor Diaz mixed up in Cruise’s global cat and mouse with the company he was once employed with, FBI or CIA, some sort of governmental entity which trains special agents and assigns them tasks and operations to perform.”Knight and Day” is standard absurd escapist fare designed to cater to a crowd expecting thrills while munching on popcorn. Cruise’s agent can accomplish stunning feats like multi-tasking when “the enemy” is after him, such as keeping his equilibrium in check despite having to shoot different weapons while on the top of cars as a number of people are firing machine guns in his direction. His motorcycle ride with Cameron as his passenger through the streets of a Spanish city during the “running of the bulls” and how Cruise constantly avoids certain death while people are chasing him is as preposterous and exciting as it gets. There are plenty of James Bond type heroics for Cruise here, but, to be honest, he’s essentially sliding into the vacant chair Sly and Arnold filled during the 80s and 90s. The violence to those Cruise annihilates is shot in a manner befitting a larger viewing audience, no graphic bloodshed, despite the climbing body count and use of artillery. “Knight and Day” has the stunning locations typical of a globe-trotting action movie, such as a train in the Alps or the many places in Spain. Perhaps the biggest action sequence occurs in Boston, where Diaz’ character lives.Sub-plots include Diaz preparing for her sister’s nuptials and discovering Cruise’s parents home (they believe he’s dead), Paul Dano’s misfit genius who invented the batter constantly in peril with Cruise his protector (although, Cruise treats him like a big brother), Peter Sarsgaard as the agent out to catch Cruise (he’s actually the villain who wants the battery and framed Cruise as the “rogue agent” who betrayed his government), and Jordi Mollà as Antonio, also wanting the battery because of its value, using the many Spanish henchmen as his disposal in order to do so. Diaz finds herself knee-deep in espionage inadvertently, even one point having herself kidnapped by Antonio so that she can reunite with Cruise when they are separated. One funny scene has Diaz drugged by Antonio with a truth serum so that she can unveil the location of the battery, but all it does is cause her to ramble about everything except what he desires (it gets even funnier when Cruise storms Antonio’s compound to rescue her and she admits they would probably have great sex!). “Knight and Day” has the usual mixture of romance, comedy, and ridiculous superhuman abilities of its hero (and heroine, since Diaz even performs some pretty impressive feats such as driving a car from the back seat while hunching over a dead driver while Cruise is dangling from different areas of the vehicle, not to mention, shooting a gun while sitting in Cruise’s lap as he is driving the motorcycle through crowded streets and alleys with constant gunfire aimed right at them) we expect from a movie designed to target a large opening weekend during the summer. Sarsgaard, a fine actor, is really on auto-pilot here, not asked to do much except connive and plot his strategy for getting the battery. Cruise has several scenes (including the flight from Wichita and on board the train, where he must combat highly skilled assassins) where he must use Jason Bourne type martial arts skills.The use of a knock-out drug which subdues Diaz (and even Cruise at the end) so that Cruise can keep her from hysterics is an interesting device which shows a skewed perspective from the point-of-view of the one under its influence, how she can visualize (in a haze) certain moments awakening for brief intervals, before finally returning to a lucid state (it also allows the director to avoid showing how Cruise gets Diaz out of a seemingly impossible trap with a veritable army of Antonio’s men in a warehouse and to an island “off the grid”).

  • walter-robertson
    walter robertson

    People will cast around for comparisons to explain what ‘Knight and Day’ copies most. Is it Brad and Angelina in Mr. and Mrs. Smith? Not really, but certainly dozens of sources have been gleefully plundered. A close comparison is early ‘Bourne,’ with Diaz’s Franka Potente to Cruise’s Matt Damon, but with the humor, braggadocio, and indifference to logic of the original James Bond stories.This couple in adversity, like the ‘Bourne’ one, is a linkage that comes about seemingly by accident when Joan Havens (Diaz) happens to wind up on a nearly empty plane to Kansas City that Roy Miller (Cruise) hijacks, after its crew tries to kill him. Miller is a CIA man, or a former one. He’s gone rogue, or so some say. He’s also in possession of some kind of inexhaustible energy source MacGuffin thingie created by a brilliant teenager nerd pal of his called Simon Feck (Paul Dano). Naturally everybody wants to get hold of this thingie, and later of young Simon. Sarsgaard is a CIA agent called Fitzgerald who’s chasing Roy, and his boss is a black lady called Isabel (Viola Davis). Joan, who rebuilds classic American cars, is on her way to her sister’s wedding. The greatest tribute to Roy’s skill and a sign of his attention to the human side of things is that he gets her to the wedding, after a few car explosions and chases and dozens of dead bodies. Roy has two main ways of relating to people. He kisses them or he kills them. There isn’t time for much else. Cruise carries this off with panache. Diaz is equal to the demands of her role: ditsy — but glamorous and sexy — blonde who’s also a Charlie’s Angel.When the stuff happens on the plane at the beginning, it’s not remotely believable. It isn’t meant to be. How believable is any blockbuster action? How believable is anything anywhere? ‘Knight and Day’ establishes right away (watch how the plane rocks when there’s turbulence) that this is a garish, over-the-top comedy. The ridiculous opening sequence clearly establishes that this is an outrageous comedy — and a romance — as much as it’s an actioner. The filmmakers are simply betting that the vivacity of the action and the charm of the stars will get you involved and that involvement will grow rather than diminish as the story progresses. The action is preposterous, but the protagonists are in trouble, so you forget it’s silly and start to worry — but you don’t forget to laugh, and you’re meant to. The movie manages to ramp up all three aspects and keep the cocktail stirred. This is a shameless effort to appeal simultaneously to three different genre demographics: Comedy, Action, Romance. And it just may succeed.Is this Ron Miller (Tom Cruise) a man on a crucial mission — or an out-of-control nut case? This is the question this movie poses, and this is a role that both Cruise’s friends and his enemies may find appropriate. . . But to stick with this movie and enjoy its wild action-romance-comedy ride, you need to set aside any feelings the actor’s couch-jumping antics may have awakened and focus on the great movies he has been in, observe how well he and ace comedienne Cameron Diaz work together, and there’s entertainment to be had here.’Knight and Day’ is completely empty and pointless, but also quite a lot of fun. It’s too long (like so many of the new pictures), and contains such a rich, indigestible mélange of action stuff — somersaulting cars exploding on highways, shootouts, chases, fires — and such lush locations, including Pamplona at bull run time, picturesque Austrian towns, Langley, and the Orient Express, you feel overfed. But then you walk out and it’s all, pleasantly, forgotten, except for Tom Cruise’s manic smile and Cameron Diaz’s look of wide-eyed astonishment, which are enough to take home from a summer blockbuster in a season when one of the NY Times’ lead critics praises Jonah Hex and Pixar’s strung-out third installment of Toy Story is hailed as a masterpiece.Empty of solid content though it may be, ‘Knight and Day’ succeeds, for one thing, because it does something woefully lacking in today’s blockbusters — alternates the heavy action with quiet times. Here, they’re usually romantic pauses, in which the lady (Diaz) changes into something more comfortable. Joe Carnahan, who has a sense of humor and knows his way around tough-guy scenes, should have kept this in mind when he made ‘The A-Team,’ a movie that never lets up and consequently leaves you just feeling weary. You remember nothing but Liam Neeson puffing on cigars in a movie he should never have been in. ‘Knight and Day’ has sense enough to give its leads appropriate roles and let you catch your breath every now and then.In development, this movie went through various titles; the one it landed with, ‘Knight and Day,’ only makes sense at the end and even then won’t hit you over the head with its logic. ‘K & D’ also went through many writers — at least nine. Considering that, it’s a tribute to director and cast that the whole thing hangs together as well as it does and the different sequences don’t just feel like pieces in a disassembled puzzle.Tom Cruise’s character is invincible and his accidental partner, Joan, tends to get overexcited or lose her ability to cope with the gangs of assassins, the 90-mile-an-hour car chases, and the explosions and Roy resorts to drugging her so he can whisk them both safely away. From being scared and dubious, Joan begins to have more and more confidence in Roy and as this turns to attraction she shows startling abilities of her own: “you’ve got skills,” Roy tells her. Indeed. And however preposterous, so does ‘Knight and Day.’

  • cory-kline
    cory kline

    Finally a great action flick with the perfect combination of action, humor, story, and romance. The cast was fantastic and so was the overall feel of the film. I also really enjoyed how every detail wasn’t just bluntly explained….i have a brain, thanks for realizing. Everyone in the theater seemed to love it, lot’s of laughs…seriously, i haven’t laughed that much at the movies in a while. And it also kept my complete attention throughout the entire film…and with some serious ADD that says a lot. So.. if i can close with anything..it’s to just go see this movie. Don’t over expect anything because this is my opinion, but definitely see it. I personally think you won’t be disappointed.

  • alexis-sandoval
    alexis sandoval

    As you know from my reviews, I hate romantic comedies. Especially PG-13 one’s that refuse to take any risks what-so-ever and are so family friendly that it becomes ridicules. But when I see stronger performers like Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, I have a little more faith. Now granted, not the best actors of our time, but I’d rather see them than Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl. So I wanted to give this movie a very fair chance and over all as predictable and stupid as it was, I still had a good time watching it. There were some really stupid moments, but if something is funny, why not laugh? Tom Cruise is great at playing this smooth killer agent and Cameron Diaz was also good as the naive bystander who just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when she meets him. What makes this film work in my opinion is the chemistry between Cruise and Diaz, they have worked together before in Vanilla Sky. I thought they were pretty decent together then and now they’re showing that they can really work together well in a film. They made this stupid story work.Roy Miller and June Havens bump into each other twice at the airport. Completely taken with Miller, Havens goes to the restroom; and the remaining passengers all attack Roy, he calmly informs June that everyone on the plane is dead, including the pilots. Believing it a joke, Junr plays along until Roy enters the cockpit. Crashing into a corn field, Miller delivers Havens home after drugging her and explaining that other agents will visit and that they are planning to kill or imprison her. The next day June is picked up by a group of intelligence agents. Roy arrives and, through a long gunfight on the highway, kills several agents and saves June. Roy explains that June is safer with him; and she agrees to follow him as they go to pick up Simon Feck, a genius inventor who created a perpetual energy battery called the Zephyr. As it turns out that Roy is being framed by his former partner saying that he will sell the Zephyr to terrorists. But June must figure out who she can trust in this crazy situation.While the story is beyond predictable and we have to have a lot of suspension in disbelief with it as well, I think it’s something you can enjoy if you just let go and have a good time. I hate saying this as you know how I feel about this genre of romantic comedy. But it’s one of those movies you could get a very good chuckle out of. I loved the scene where Cameron is taken by the FBI for the first time and she gets into a nasty car chase as people are shooting at her and Cruise just lands on top of her car like it’s something he does every day and just talks to her calmly. Also the scene between her, her ex boyfriend and Cruise in the diner was very funny. Like I said, it’s the actors that make this lousy story work, even if the characters are under developed. I think this movie is an example of mindless fun, so just let go and have fun with this one.6/10

  • michelle-techer
    michelle techer

    *** out of (****)I just came back from an advanced screening of “Knight and Day” and I have to say, I was extremely impressed. I, as well as you, are tired of formulaic Hollywood movies that are disposable and provide little to no new elements to the table. This is the exact opposite of what the final product is of this film. “Knight and Day” brings many twists and turns, it is far from by-the-numbers, and is easily unforgettable. For starters, the action is quite remarkable and pretty darn satisfying. And the movie was just hilarious and had great comic timing. It should mean something when I tell you that the crowded audience was laughing. Not just a few people, the WHOLE audience and they took up almost all the seats. “Killers”, a movie that fits under the action/comedy genre was one that I was looking forward to, but was a huge letdown. “Knight and Day” definitely doesn’t disappoint and brings the laughs, with the big action. This movie is probably the most fun I’ve had in a while, and this is coming from a very harsh grader and someone that is let down very easily due to high expectations.”Knight and Day” revolves around Cameron Diaz, who is boarding a plane to see her sister April get married. At first, she is forbidden to board the plane, but then the flight attendant finds a seat for her. And guess who Diaz sits next to? The inevitable Tom Cruise. After having a little “talk” with the pilot, the passengers, and the flight attendant, him and Diaz seek out to hunt down the antagonists, one which is played by Peter Sarsgaard. Although, Cruise warns Diaz that the bad guys will say that they are the “FBI” and will pretend she’s in a safe place. However, through further investigation, Diaz may think that Cruise is unto something. In the meantime, the bad guys are looking for the battery and are not too thrilled about who holds its possession.First, let’s get to the positives. First off, I liked that this movie established character development. Most action/comedy films fail to fully flesh out are leads and then we aren’t registered with them. 3:10 to Yuma director makes us care about these characters, and when put in a tough situation, we just hope the best. Second of all, I thought the script was great. I thought this movie had some really funny one-liners and the film had great comic timing. It couldn’t have been better. Thirdly, I thought that the performances were great. All the characters did their job and even stood out, especially Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise. Diaz and Cruise also had wonderful chemistry and their relationship never felt forced or phony. It came out as very authentic rather than artificial and syrupy. Moreover, I thought the film’s pacing was excellent. The film is shy of two hours, yet feels like half of that. After the film was over, I thought there would be at least another hour added. Furthermore, I thought the action was awesome. It definitely delivered and this is the best action I’ve seen in a long time. And lastly, the cinematography was just amazing. I loved the scenery and great production values I must add.There are very minimal flaws with this movie. However, there are some. First of all, I know this film is intentionally nonsensical, but some scenes went so over-the-top, that when it occasionally was meant to be serious, it came off as cheesy or laugh worthy, fortunately, like I said, occasionally. Second of all, I enjoyed this movie so much that I just wish it were longer. Overall, “Knight and Day” is a great film because of its fresh script, great performances, amazing action, great comic timing, breathtaking cinematography, and a fascinating direction. And for the first time, it’s actually not mindless! If you keep your brain on, you’ll still thoroughly enjoy it. If you were disappointed by “Killers”, don’t worry, so was I, because you will still like this movie. Shoot, I enjoyed it so much I think it’s even better than “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” which I liked. “Knight and Day” is one of those rare movies that just works on every level and is one of those rare movies that is worth full admission. See it at night with a large crowd, with a big bucket of popcorn, and a drink, and you’ll have a blast. I enjoyed the movie so much that I wanted it to last from “Knight” to “Day”. It comes highly recommended.

  • amanda-griffin
    amanda griffin

    Well I had hopes for this film from the previews I’d seen. It lived up to what I had anticipated. Very humorous banter, action flowed well, never a dull moment and the acting and chemistry worked for my wife and I. I’m not sure why there is any comparison to Mr. and Mrs. Smith as I couldn’t see any communality other than there being a woman and man in the title character. Anyway, if you’re looking for an entertaining movie that moves well and is pretty funny then you’ll like this film. Not going to make it for an Emmy but certainly delivers on what it was expected to deliver. Didn’t mention this but for some reason they had one showing at our Cinemark and so bought some tickets in the morning. Definitely worth the ticket price.

  • teresa-hester
    teresa hester

    Although far inferior in both concept and results, “Knight and Day” has its roots in the classic screwball comedies of the 1930’s. Cute, seemingly coincidental airport encounters connect an attractive blonde, Cameron Diaz, who is en route to her sister’s wedding, with a handsome man of mystery, Tom Cruise, and a series of wildly improbable events ensues. An early scene aboard a near-empty airliner is perhaps the film’s highlight, as Cruise does battle with unknown assailants, while a blissfully unaware Diaz primps in the restroom, intent on seducing Cruise. Perhaps if the humor and pace of this scene had been sustained, the film would have been more successful. If Cary Grant were the dashing stranger and Katharine Hepburn the unwitting accomplice, the film would have been classic.However, while they are attractive leads, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are not Grant and Hepburn. Although the pair have undeniable star power and seem to be having fun, their eyes were likely focused more on the paycheck than on the superficial script which lacks the witty exchanges of classic screwball comedy. Also appearing for the money is a talented supporting cast that includes Viola Davis, Peter Sarsgaard, and Paul Dano; unfortunately, none of these gifted performers have roles that stretch their acting skills. With chases, gunfights, and rapid cutting, director James Mangold keeps the film moving at breakneck speed as the cast chases a “McGuffin” in the form of a super battery, whose importance is often lost in the sometimes confusing proceedings.Although even the classic screwball comedies stretched credibility, Mangold’s film uses CGI to create sequences that are beyond preposterous. At times, Cruise seems to be a super-hero with supernatural powers; his close encounters are unbelievable even for a Batman or Fantastic Four. As the complicated plot unfolds, the characters’ motivations seem to shift, and the audience is kept guessing as to who can and cannot be trusted and who is working for whom. The action, light comedy, and appealing performers will hold viewer interest throughout, although, like cotton candy, this fluffy piece will fade from memory before the closing credits finish rolling.

  • esther-da-luz
    esther da luz

    Jump-starting the Mysterious Plot Summer Season (Knight and Day, Salt, Inception, Piranha 3-D), Knight and Day is quite an interesting thrill ride that’s very fresh in the midst of a summer season with very little originality. With the two leads delivering charismatic, fun, and great performances, this movie is propelled by star power, intrigue, and never allowing the audience to be one step ahead of the flick. The twists and turns may have been a little unnerving, and the movie does suffer from being quite vague at times, the overall package is a fun one. Unlike most summer clunkers (there was some robot movie last year that was dismally pathetic, if only I remember the name) this one is forgivable for its flaws because of its style, loose direction, and freshness.Without revealing too much (trust me, predicting the movie from the trailer will do you no good), Knight and Day follows a secret agent (Tom Cruise) that accidentally involves a bystander (Cameron Diaz) in the middle of a crazy fight spanning multiple agencies and multiple countries. Written by Patrick O’Neal, this script is very unique, very refreshing, and at times quite off-the-wall. The story moves very fast, but has time for some character development and character revelations—even if they become little blurbs here and there. The only issue is that characters are revealed in such quick and awkward manners, but it might be more an editing issue rather than a writing issue.Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise were perfect for their leading roles here. Cameron Diaz has an undeniable charm that has made her not only a major box office draw over the years, but one of the few actresses that can carry any movie past mediocrity. At the same time, Tom Cruise also has the ability to propel movies with his impeccable charm and subtle timing. So, naturally, with these two together, movie magic is accomplished. Just like in Vanilla Sky (even if the editing and obscurity allowed the movie to collapse), Knight and Day is jump-started and propelled by Diaz and Cruise acting together. Their comic timing is great, and can still deliver the emotions when you need them to. Everyone else did a respectable job, but they consisted of dozens of small roles.The movie however suffers from one major flaw: potential. This movie could have been something very special if it had been given a little more love, a bit more budget, and better editing. James Mangold is heavily varied in his directing resume (Cop Land, Walk the Line, Identity, 3:10 to Yuma) so he has the ability to run an action film (unlike the indie-director of the last James Bond flick). But, the movie does this mildly irritating thing in which it sets up potential action sequences, but skips them entirely. While the movie does offer plenty of action, this irritating directing/editing blunder was done at least three times. The fact that it could have done so much more doesn’t distract from the overall quality, but does unveil its potential. With a budget of over $120 million, Knight and Day looks like an action movie that was running out of cash.The action that we do get to see is plentiful, and fun. Plausibility and realism takes a timeout as we get insane chases, dozens of explosions, and plenty of fights. There is very little slowdown, very little time for the audience to breathe. The CGI is sometimes a bit much, but doesn’t distract too much from the movie. Adding to the mayhem is the dozens of plot twists and turns, which range from small, to changing the flick entirely. Unfortunately, it seems like it was edited by someone with a samurai sword and too much sugar in his blood.Bottom Line: While it could have been so much more, and could have really been something truly special, Knight and Day is still an admirable movie thanks to its leads—even if age is starting to catch up to them. With a crazy script edited in a crazy manner, this movie is far from your average summer movie, and is a mildly refreshing visual trip around the world. No sequel or remake connections here, as the plot is unique, even if the action is your usual CGI-heavy fare. The directing, editing, and content choices however keep it from truly hitting the big leagues. But if you want something different and sequel-free to watch this summer (without screaming for mercy as the movie continues), then Knight and Day is your flick. Unique concept, unique movie, unique flaws.

  • odarka-shakhrai
    odarka shakhrai

    I saw “Knight and Day” tonight at an advanced screening. I really liked it. For me, I considered it more of a comedy, rather than a thriller. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz have great chemistry, and did wonderful line deliveries of several running jokes. Their facial expressions, non-verbal actions, and then their unique line delivery – just made everything fit together into a delightful comedy. You will enjoy yourself and laugh out loud. Tom Cruise does a great job of reminding us why we like him as a performer and actor. (Recently, I think too many of us have been side-tracked by his off-camera non-PC comments and antics; so it’s good to get back to the basics, that he really is a wonderful actor.) Cameron Diaz is funny, warm,beautiful, and spunky. I loved the way these two actors interacted with each other. Well done. I know another reviewer here kept dropping “Oscar award winning” several times – but for myself, I would not go that far. I don’t think this has the emotional depth that you’d think of for an Oscar; but nevertheless, I think this is a delightful funny movie that will make you laugh and enjoy an evening out. I recommend this movie. You will feel good.

  • peter-mcgee
    peter mcgee

    I’ve watched this movie at least three times and I like it more each time I see it. I have no idea why critics tanked it when it first came out. This movie definitely has ‘staying power’ and the goods.I’ve come to really appreciate Tom Cruise’s ability to provide some top notch comedy. It’s not what he’s known for, but man can he deliver some really funny scenes. Point in case, “Tropic Thunder”. Cruise was absolutely hilarious in this movie. People who make their living being comedians would be hard pressed to match the level he obtains in that movie. “Edge of Tomorrow” is another. Cruise is a man who can deliver on many different levels when it comes to acting. He does just that in “Knight And Day”. Cameron Diaz, who I normally don’t like very much – does a very good job in this movie and her chemistry with Cruise is spot on.This movie delivers a good script, beautiful locations, great acting and intense action. What more could you ask for? I highly recommend this film. It delivers on so many different levels. A great way to spend an evening!

  • leontine-zeltins
    leontine zeltins

    We saw the Saturday sneak preview for Knight and Day, cautiously optimistic for a film that has had almost no reviews despite the fact it releases on Wednesday. To avoid spoilers, I’ll make this simple:The Good * Tom Cruise turns in a star performance, and Diaz holds her own. * Story has several twists and turns * Walks a fine line between comedy and action well (for the most part) * I never looked at my watch once and the film running time flew byThe Not So Good * CGI is weak and there is a lot of it * Can get a little campy from time to time * Predictable Overall this was quite entertaining. If your expecting an Oscar caliber film you will be disappointed. If your looking for some above average summer fun buy your ticket without hesitation!

  • szymon-bzymek
    szymon bzymek

    Critics feared the worst when word surfaced that re-shoots, re-writes and re-edits for this much-delayed, much-troubled film were still going on as late as May 2010 – barely seven weeks prior to its scheduled release. Pre-screenings were limited, and thumbs were primed to point down. But guess what? The finished product is surprisingly enjoyable – particularly the rollicking first hour. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are obviously having a blast, and anytime they are on screen, the movie’s energy and fun level pegs the meter. The break-neck pace can keep the audience guessing about where Cruise’s character is dragging Diaz’s reluctant heroine off to next. Kudos to the leads for not carrying the movie with their effervescent acting, but also for doing many of their own stunts.

  • konstantinov-feliks-benediktovich
    konstantinov feliks benediktovich

    “Knight and Day” revolves around Cameron Diaz, who is boarding a plane to see her sister April get married. At first, she is forbidden to board the plane, but then the flight attendant finds a seat for her. And guess who Diaz sits next to? The inevitable Tom Cruise. After having a little “talk” with the pilot, the passengers, and the flight attendant, him and Diaz seek out to hunt down the antagonists, one which is played by Peter Sarsgaard. Although, Cruise warns Diaz that the bad guys will say that they are the “FBI” and will pretend she’s in a safe place. However, through further investigation, Diaz may think that Cruise is unto something. In the meantime, the bad guys are looking for the battery and are not too thrilled about who holds its possession.First, let’s get to the positives. First off, I liked that this movie established character development. Most action/comedy films fail to fully flesh out are leads and then we aren’t registered with them. 3:10 to Yuma director makes us care about these characters, and when put in a tough situation, we just hope the best. Second of all, I thought the script was great. I thought this movie had some really funny one-liners and the film had great comic timing. It couldn’t have been better. Thirdly, I thought that the performances were great. All the characters did their job and even stood out, especially Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise. Diaz and Cruise also had wonderful chemistry and their relationship never felt forced or phony. It came out as very authentic rather than artificial and syrupy. Moreover, I thought the film’s pacing was excellent. The film is shy of two hours, yet feels like half of that. After the film was over, I thought there would be at least another hour added. Furthermore, I thought the action was awesome. It definitely delivered and this is the best action I’ve seen in a long time. And lastly, the cinematography was just amazing. I loved the scenery and great production values I must add.There are very minimal flaws with this movie. However, there are some. First of all, I know this film is intentionally nonsensical, but some scenes went so over-the-top, that when it occasionally was meant to be serious, it came off as cheesy or laugh worthy, fortunately, like I said, occasionally. Second of all, I enjoyed this movie so much that I just wish it were longer. Overall, “Knight and Day” is a great film because of its fresh script, great performances, amazing action, great comic timing, breathtaking cinematography, and a fascinating direction. And for the first time, it’s actually not mindless! If you keep your brain on, you’ll still thoroughly enjoy it. If you were disappointed by “Killers”, don’t worry, so was I, because you will still like this movie. Shoot, I enjoyed it so much I think it’s even better than “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” which I liked. “Knight and Day” is one of those rare movies that just works on every level and is one of those rare movies that is worth full admission. See it at night with a large crowd, with a big bucket of popcorn, and a drink, and you’ll have a blast. I enjoyed the movie so much that I wanted it to last from “Knight” to “Day”. It comes highly recommended.

  • kaupas-dovydas
    kaupas dovydas

    MINOR PLOT SPOILERSThe name Knight comes from the real name of Tom Cruise aka Rob Miller aka Matthew Knight. Plus he uses a toy knight to conceal an experimental battery that can power a whole city. I am sure there may be some other knight symbols, such as knight in shining armor etc., but the movie isn’t designed to be that deep. Cruise bumps into Diaz (June) in an airport as they get on the same flight. After some innocent flirting Diaz goes into the airplane restroom and does some primping, trying to figure out how to hook up with Rob Miller (Cruise). While Diaz is looking in the mirror checking out her T&A, Cruise is being attacked by everyone on the plane. Diaz comes out, has a drink with Cruise who explains that the pilots are dead.Later in the movie Diaz attempts to have a serious conversation with her former bf. As she explains about the airplane, he ignores her and tries to talk about “the relationship.” The movie is filled with these numerous turn arounds, most of which come near the end. One chase scene reminded us of that “Mission Impossible” criticized impossible train explosion scene, as Cruise jumps to the wind shield of an automobile which Diaz is driving. Crusie jumps around building tops like The Phantom and at one point Diaz models a red bikini for us. Eventually Diaz gets into the whole spy thing and decides to take matters in her own hands. The movie is fun and clever. The action has impossible chase scenes, but what action movie doesn’t. It would make a great date movie.Occasional dropping of the F-bomb

  • jasmin-christiansen-jepsen
    jasmin christiansen jepsen

    This movie was very entertaining. It was a fun, action-packed romantic comedy. It did not do well at the box office domestically because U.S film critics were harsh, but it performed superbly in the international market. International films fans understood to not take it too seriously. Both Tom and Cameron performed well in their roles. They had some adorably funny lines to deliver. Regardless of what is in the gossip columns on these actors, they are good, great actors depending on the roles and scripts they are given. If you want to see a nice escape from reality type movie, watch this one. About 2 weeks after I purchased the three disc combo, I enjoyed the extended version as well. I appreciate that Amazon was offering that bonus, and it’s a great way for them to introduce their Video On Demand services.

  • komissarov-amos-frolovich
    komissarov amos frolovich

    Knight and Day” is a comfort food movie. It’s a pleasant diversion, a fun time at the cinema that doesn’t ask a lot of of it’s audience and offers an enjoyable ride. We’ve seen it all before, but it worked pretty well then, and it works pretty well now.June Havens (Cameron Diaz) is an average perky blonde romantic comedy heroine who runs into the charming and mysterious Roy Miller (Tom Cruise) at the airport, and is sucked into a series of misadventures when Roy turns out to be a secret agent fighting rogue elements in his own agency . . . or maybe HE’s the rogue agent . . . It depends on who she listens to. there’s a mysterious device called the Zephyr that Roy is either protecting or trying to steal. All of this is fairly predictable, and, again, nothing new. But director James Mangold (“Copland”, “Walk the Line”, “3:10 to Yuma”) always knows how to make a film play, and his skills haven’t deserted him here. His pacing is brisk and fun, and he stages some terrific action (including one sequence from Diaz’ point of view that did feel genuinely new).Of course, this is a star vehicle, and whether you enjoy it will depend a lot on how you feel about Tom Cruise. Dismissing his personal life as utterly irrelevant, I find him to be a solid and dependable actor who does action better than almost anyone in Hollywood. And, here, he gets a rare chance to flex his comic muscles, and hie’s quite funny (though too much of the best material is in the trailer). Diaz is pleasant, but tries a little too hard to be cute. And, occasionally, the film itself has the same problem.But, overall, it’s a funny little spy movie. part adventure, part romcom. Not destined for any Ten Best Lists, but enjoyable summer entertainment.

  • iris-barbu
    iris barbu

    I saw this with a friend. We both loved it. I ended up buying the movie. I love both of the actors in this. And, it has great comedy. If you like action packed comedies, knight and day is perfect for you.

  • magnus-andersson
    magnus andersson

    Great blend of action and comedy. I never felt that the humor and the small bit of romance (that they had to throw in to make the relationship between the two protagonists believable) detracted from the action. It seemed that every time I was about to think “when’s the next action scene” the movie would stop the thought with a well timed laugh or another action sequence making me never feel like I was waiting for the story or the action to resume.It was also refreshing to see Tom Cruise play a part that wasn’t meant to be almost completely emotionally impotent. I’ve never before seen him play a character where his face actually SHOWED such a full spectrum of emotions. Cameron Diaz also runs a gamut of emotional and psychological states as she progresses from the sheltered, Midwestern blonde who’s in way over her head to the semi-savvy (albeit awkward) companion/sidekick of a rogue spy trying to clear his name. I found myself applauding at the end.