An action-comedy centered on a fugitive couple on a glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure where nothing and no one - even themselves - are what they seem. Amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, they race across the globe, with their survival ultimately hinging on the battle of truth vs. trust.
For some reason i had a pre-conceived idea that TOM CRUISE was full of him self. I have never watched a film with him in before and after watching this film... i went and watched it again.
Its hilariously funny! some real goofy parts and just the best film i have watched in a very long time!
Its not just the typical romantic comedy with a bit of fighting thrown in... its very clever and leaves you wanting more.
I love cameron diaz they both play their parts so well in this film i almost felt like i was in it!
Definitly give it a chance.....
'So Mr Cruise in another film where he kills everybody, tears around on a motorbike and wins the girl, how very original'.....
....were my original thought before going to the cinema and spending my childrens inheritance on popcorn, but I was pleasently suprised. Not at the price of the popcorn, but Tom Cruise being funny. Ever since seeing him in Tropic Thunder I promised I would give him another chance, I would force myself to watch his next film and i'm glad I did, he was charming, weird, and full of energy as he normally is, but with added comedic qualities, he seems almost at though he isn't taking himself so seriously, letting it all hang out, and actually enjoying himself. The basics of the film are that of most summer action flicks but with extra charm and the forever gorgeous Cameron Diaz. It's not going to win any oscars but will definately win him some more fans and some reprisal from the whole 'chair jumping' incident. Secretly inside I hope Tom Cruise realises that he can actually make people laugh without looking like a plonker and take up some more light hearted movie roles, the cinema audience agreed with me with some raucous laughing. A new direction Tom? Show us what ya made of.....
Not as good as Killers. and I generally avoid movies with Ashton Kutcher. A lot of rapid-fire sequences with no logic, but who cares. You spend most of your time staring at Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Maybe if they took a little more time, maybe a few more months in the editing and re-shooting Department. It was like watching two James Bond movies at the same time, on the same screen. Entertaining, especially if it's 110 outside.
Cameron Diaz does what she can with what little she's given to work with in James Mangold's brainless, hyperactive and utterly rote spy-romance-thriller Knight and Day. Paired with the increasingly wooden, increasingly off-putting Tom Cruise as half of a pair of mis-matched adventurers on the run with a valuable MacGuffin fighting off arms dealers and CIA agents alike, she seems to be the only one in the flick that's got a half-inch worth of ambition.
Diaz is asked to play one of those uniquely stupid Hollywood-committee takes on a modernized cute-woman-in-peril-who-learns-to-handle-her-own-uzis, a tough-talking Bostonian who raised her younger sister and is totally girly, and cute, and goofy, and likes boys, but wears boots (!!) and fixes up muscle cars (!!). Cruise plays agent Roy Miller, the agent gone rogue who swoops into her life and together, they have a series of absolutely predictable kung-fu & fireball escapades across a series of scenic European rooftops.
Knight and Day attempts to enliven its muddled, characterless story by kicking things off with the zenithal version of one of the tiredest Hollywood tropes - characters "meeting cute" - and it succeeds well enough in its early stages, where Diaz is allowed to stretch her cute-chops talking to herself in an airplane bathroom while Cruise's Miller wreaks havoc outside.
It's all downhill from there, though, as Cruise robotically manufactures a performance that at best is reminiscent of the cocky, aggressive charm he could exude in decades past. The film trades in its early attempts at characterization for repeated slapstick gags and hard to follow plot twists, all of which it then tries to paper over with breathless action and hokey romance.
To be fair, the film doesn't shoot very high. It wears its low-brow goofiness right there on its sleeve, and it mostly achieves its goal of being a light-hearted, dumb as a rock summer action movie, which is more entirely than can be said for, say, Ashton Kutchers' repellent Killers. See it in a good mood with low expectations and you might be well enough convinced that it's light rather than stupid, fun rather than ridiculous, charming and cute rather than manufactured and plastic.
That last part is probably a stretch though. 4/10