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Knight & Day (2010)

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53

Average Rating: 5.6/10
Reviews Counted: 219
Fresh: 115 | Rotten: 104

It's pure formula, but thanks to its breezy pace and a pair of charming performances from Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, Knight and Day offers some agreeably middle-of-the-road summer action.

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Average Rating: 5.2/10
Critic Reviews: 44
Fresh: 20 | Rotten: 24

It's pure formula, but thanks to its breezy pace and a pair of charming performances from Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, Knight and Day offers some agreeably middle-of-the-road summer action.

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Movie Info

A wholesome, Midwestern woman accidentally gets involved with an international super spy and is forced to flee the country with him while he protects a dangerous new piece of technology.

PG-13,

Action & Adventure, Comedy

James Mangold

Nov 30, 2010

$76.4M

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All Critics (219) | Top Critics (44) | Fresh (115) | Rotten (104) | DVD (2)

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz! Tom and Cam! Cruise and Diaz! Together again!

August 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Jumpy, unmotivated, and senseless.

June 28, 2010 Full Review Source: New Yorker | Comments (4)
New Yorker
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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.

June 25, 2010 Full Review Source: The Atlantic
The Atlantic
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The people who made Knight and Day may think they're giving audiences what they want but what they're really saying is: This is what audiences deserve.

June 25, 2010 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor
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The slick, proficient Knight and Day is proof that you should never count Cruise out.

June 25, 2010 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
TIME Magazine
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Knight and Day woke me up to just how awful some summer entertainments have become. It isn't that the film is harmful, except to moviegoers' wallets and movie lovers' morale, but that it is truly phenomenal for the purity of its incoherence.

June 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
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hits all the beats you'd expect from an international thriller

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

Scattered and uneven, this action drama wastes a terrific Tom Cruise.

December 31, 2012 Full Review Source: Big Hollywood
Big Hollywood

Fast-paced action sequences, coupled with the performances and O'Neill's script, make "Knight and Day" a fun film that will please fans of the action genre.

September 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
Examiner.com

It's a calculated, artificial formula for box office success barely disguised as a story.

February 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Cinematical
Cinematical

I'm just not feeling enough to really get worked up about what's wrong with it.

April 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies.com
Movies.com

It's not a bad movie. It's not exactly a good movie, either, but it's got its moments. Knight and Day is a film about charisma and on-screen chemistry, but unfortunately not much else.

March 29, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
ComingSoon.net

An incidental romance punctuated with out-of-one's-element humor and computer-assisted chase sequences, wholly weightless.

January 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies
Window to the Movies

Attempts to walk a delicate tightrope, simultaneously parodying and indulging in outrageous super-spy action, and fails in both endeavors.

January 5, 2011 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

Cruise and Diaz both seem refreshed here -- both are at their charming best.

January 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Comment (1)
Common Sense Media

As a pure popcorn, dreams-writ-large, kiss-kiss-bang-bang, globetrotting romp, Knight and Day delivers. [Blu-ray]

December 17, 2010 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

A highly enjoyable, breezy action film. Cruise and Diaz are fun to watch.

December 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Comments (2)
Movie Metropolis

The action sequences go on too long and the reliance on CGI is often blatant, but Cruise's irrepressible zest and Diaz's ditsy charm pull the film through the rough patches.

December 9, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Talk
Movie Talk

This action-comedy has its moments, but its flaws often outweigh the action spectacle and story.

December 4, 2010 Full Review Source: IGN DVD
IGN DVD

It's the Hitchcockian "wrong man" theme played as a Hollywood action lark, all momentum and spectacle and no mortal risk or moral confusion...

December 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Seanax.com
Seanax.com

"Knight & Day" is absurd without being funny. It's also lacking in the onscreen chemistry department." Paul Chambers, CNN.

November 27, 2010 Full Review Source: CNNRadio | Comments (2)
CNNRadio

Knight and Day feels like the product of a different era. And no, I'm not just talking about the 1990s, when star Tom Cruise was a legitimate box office draw and not an ever-smiling kook with an uncanny knack for making people feel uncomfortable.

October 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Quickflix
Quickflix

Reiser Mangold Noć i dan čini koliko-toliko gledljivim, ali ni toliko da bi dosegao uobičajene i niske standarde "neobavezne ljetne zabave".

September 12, 2010 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Comment (1)
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A snappy comedy dressed up by its high voltage action sequences--in no small part thanks to the charisma of its' leads.

August 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Comments (3)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Knight & Day is an adventure movie that pretends Jason Bourne never woke up with amnesia.

August 18, 2010 Full Review Source: The Standard
The Standard

A film to cheer audiences, 12 and slightly upwards, not seduce critics...

August 12, 2010 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

Audience Reviews for Knight & Day

When the movie started, I thought it might have been unjustly panned - there were some flashes that suggested it was a spoof - but as it went on, it closed in on and eventually captured boring, Romantic Spy Comedy territory, retaining the cartoony bits but expecting us to take them at face value. I got the sense that somewhere along the way, the vision was compromised, and that maybe it was during test screenings, once the movie was already shot, meaning that the more marketable plot had to be pieced together from footage that didn't necessarily belong in that order, or in the film at all. It's wild speculation on my part, but I'm not sure how else to explain the way this one went off the rails - it was entertaining for a short while, maybe a half an hour, but then it suddenly seemed to not know what kind of film it wanted to be, and the result was something to which I was indifferent, in the end.
August 9, 2013
danperry17

Super Reviewer

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.
October 2, 2012
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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....
April 24, 2012
Raymond Wieser

Super Reviewer

Cruise just doesnt fit the place in this disastrous puzzle im afraid.
March 24, 2012
scottgreen96

Super Reviewer

    1. June Havens: He was charming.
    2. Fitzgerald: Charming one minute, homicidal the next.
    – Submitted by Dan E (16 months ago)
    1. Roy Miller: No one follows us or I kill myself and then her.
    – Submitted by Sam C (18 months ago)
    1. Roy Miller: June Havens! You've got skills!
    – Submitted by Frances H (19 months ago)
    1. Roy Miller: I don't believe in fate. I believe in luck.
    – Submitted by Frances H (19 months ago)
    1. Roy Miller: Sometimes things happen for a reason.
    – Submitted by Frances H (19 months ago)
    1. June Havens: Ok, ok, just, just STOP SHOOTING PEOPLE!
    2. Roy Miller: Ok, relax. I'm just going to go talk to the truck drivers. [gets up and leaves]
    3. Roy Miller: [stops and comes back] Actually, I'm just gonna go shoot them, but you get the idea.
    – Submitted by Kyler C (2 years ago)
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