Knight and DayJune 23, 2010
A story of a girl who gets mixed up with a spy trying to clear his name.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 6.3/10 (64,816 voted)
Critic's Score: 46/100
Stars: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard
June Havens finds her everyday life tangled with that of a secret agent 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.
Isabel George – C.I.A. Director
(as Jack A. O'Connell)
Release Date: 23 June 2010
Filming Locations: 31 Stuart St, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $20,139,985
(27 June 2010)
(15 November 2010)
Did You Know?
Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz did a majority of the stunts on their own. Both Cruise and Diaz are avid drivers and have experience in doing sharp turns and 180's.
When June goes up the escalator at the airport, just before she runs into Roy, the people behind her change from police to civilians and back again.
[to fellow line stander]
So I'm going to make it onto an earlier flight, right?
Not great, but solid fun
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