Review: Knight and Day

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Genre: Action
Directed by: James Mangold
Staring: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Paul Dano
Released: June 23, 2010


June Havens (Diaz) finds her everyday life tangled with that of a secret agent (Cruise) who has realized he isn’t supposed to survive his latest mission. As their campaign to stay alive stretches across the globe, they soon learn that all they can count on is each other.


The action. This movie runs at a high pace all the way through, and its the best part about the movie. Cruises is his normal charming cocky self and short of jumping on couches, you are just shy of having him figured out.

The action is the real star in this film though, as it is the only thing distracting you from the rest of it all.


Diaz is not the bad part about this. I think she just wasn’t the right person to cast, period. If they had found someone with enough likable charm to keep up with Cruise, then her somewhat clumsy and painfully average personality woudlnt have been a drawback. I think its just miscasting, as the role of the involuntary sidekick might have worked with someone with a tiny bit more depth.

And while the action is good, delivering it hits some rough patches as some of the effects are Origins Wolverine bad, and it really distracts from the over the top action that you are relying on at this point.

Story takes a real back seat here. Every illogical step this movie makes needs to be forgiven so that they can get to more action and charm. There is so much that just doesn’t make sense in this movie that the suspension of disbelief is stretched beyond its limit. Everything they do that doesn’t make sense would result in the rolling of the credits if they did what does make sense, so its all sacrificed to bring on the next action scene.

I could spend all day long telling you what doesn’t make sense here, but it would spoil the whole movie.


This movie gets all its points from Diaz looking good in a bikini, Cruise being the over cocky and charming reckless spy hero and of course all the exciting action. Its an alright mindless summer flick and I stress the mindless.

I give Knight and Day a 4.5 out of 10

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7 thoughts on “Review: Knight and Day

  1. Man Diaz looks like a souless evil woman. I bet she is just mean as hell in real life. Through all the trailers she looks like she has this attitude of give me my check and get me away from all these low lifes. I just cannot get behind her. The only movie she didn’t look like a succubus was in the Charlie’s Angels movies but that is because they wrote her to be so goofy.

    1. Diaz is goofy and easy going in real life. That’s her coming through her characters. She acts exactly the same way in Something About Mary. Thats closest to what she is like in person.

      While Diaz is one of the worst people to ask for an autograph from, she never gives an attitude as you suggest about it.

  2. i give it a 7.5…this review was horrible, I usually agree with this site but Carmen Diaz was perfect for the role and although she lacked depth as a character…SO DID EVERYONE ELSE, but it’s a comedy what do you expect.

    P.S. some of the effects were bad lol

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