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Knight And Day (2010)

A 2010 action-comedy starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.

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You May ConfuseTom Cruise For 007.

  • Dec 2, 2010
Rating:
+4
I have been a Tom Cruise fan for quite some time now and I could not wait until this movie came out in DVD, because I was worried about what the critics were saying about this movie. That is why I waited to see it until now, sometimes you should not listen to those critics. This was an amazing action movie with a lot of special effects, adventure, comedy and a thriller all mixed together. This did not last long at the theaters, but that is their bad luck and my good luck, because now I can add this to my collection of movies right along with "Top Gun". This movie came out in June of 2010 and is rated pg-13, it also has a lot of strong language and violence. Yet, there is no nudity to speak of just innuendos'. I found this at Wal-Mart for only 19.99 and they were going fast, so if you want one of these I would not wait too long. This is an action packed film from start to finish and it is 1 hour and 39 minutes long.

Cast
The total cast is a very long list so I am only going to list the  top actors and actresses. Tom Cruise (plays Roy Miller a rogue spy), Cameron Diaz (plays June Havens a car restorer), Peter Sarsgaard (plays Fitzgerald a FBI agent), Jordi Molla (plays Antonio an arms dealer), Viola Davis (plays Director George), Paul Dano (plays Simon Fleck is an inventor), Falk Hentschel (plays Bernhard a German Assassin), Marc Blucas (plays Rodney a firefighter), Lennie Lofton (plays Braces), Maggie Grace (plays April Havens a sister of June Havens), Rich Manley (plays Danny), Dale Dye (plays Frank Jenkins), Celia Weston (plays Molly), Gal Gadot (plays Naomi), Jack O'Connell (plays Wilmer).

Experience
From the start of the movie it starts out a little slow but it picks up throughout the movie. The stunts are a little hard to believe that they would actually happen. How can you shoot at someone while you are on a speeding motorcycle. The suspense throughout the whole kept my interest peaked. The attraction and accidental meetings throughout the whole movie will help you keep your eyes glued to the TV set. This DVD will make a rainy night enjoyable and it is safe enough for the younger crowd to enjoy.

All of the scenes are beautiful and they jump around from Boston to the Spanish cities of Cadiz and Seville. There are even shots of an Austrian city called Salzburg. If you like the Black Eyed Peas then you will like the opening theme song called "Someday".

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz make a good couple with the stunts and comedic scenes that they have to share. This would make a good James Bond movie. Tom seems to always have beautiful co-stars, and that is the trademark of "007". All of the neat gadgets will amaze you and you will wonder who is going to be killed next. Someone is always chasing them and trying to kill them, but you will not know if they stay together or if either survive until the end. A rogue spy who was not supposed to survive the initial attack. He is always someone that you have to worry about, and that is what the CIA and the FBI have to worry about. You cannot tell who is the bad guys, but it seems like the rogue is on a revenge mission from them trying to kill him.

Conclusion
This is an excellent movie for a rainy day or a Saturday night with the family. Just beware of all of the violence that this movie has to offer.

Recommended:
Yes

Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: Good for a Rainy Day
Suitability For Children: Suitable for Children Age 9 - 12
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December 03, 2010
love that headline! Nice breakdown of the film, it was alright but it wasn't as impressive as I've hoped it to be. Thanks for the great review!
 
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review by . June 26, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Cruise And Diaz Shows A Lot of Promise But The Script Blunders All Over....
“Summer Escapist Entertainment” is the exact description for “KNIGHT AND DAY”. The film has loads of potential going for it with two big name stars that promises great chemistry, beautiful scenery, an atmosphere of adventure and voluptuous romance; executed with lots of explosions and stylized action. Well, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz can always deliver entertaining dynamics to a motion picture, but the problem is, the direction and screenplay just cannot deliver on all the …
Quick Tip by . April 17, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
As I expected Knight and Day really fails on almost every level as it attempts to be a romantic-comedy, an action-comedy, and a sexy espionage story. Part of the problem is that the story is so banal and absurd that you can't ever take it seriously, but it's also so dull and unoriginal that it fails to be funny. Neither Tom Cruise (who again plays a dominant male action hero with an over abundance of confidence) nor Cameron Diaz (who again plays a ditzy loud-mouthed woman in the wrong place …
review by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Quick answer: sort of.      Knight and Day is that type of film that tries to be a lot of things, and in this case it's an action-comedy-romance and in the end the result is a little watered-down. In fact, director James Mangold opted to use a "drugged first person perspective" technique to short-cut the action sequences and get the story going. This is quite disappointing as the film had an enjoyable opening action sequence.      This star vehicle …
Quick Tip by . December 29, 2010
Just watched this movie for the first time, and I'm pretty impressed. I'm a Tom Cruise fan, plus a fan of the action/adventure genre, so this movie was a must see. Good plot, good acting, and basically an all around cool movie.
review by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Let me get this out of the way up front: I'm a Tom Cruise fan. Always have been. Sure, there's been some stinkers over the years playing Nazis, fighting aliens and the debacle w/ Kubrick (Eyes Stay Shut?)--but for the most part I've enjoyed his films because you typically get an entertaining flick featuring a Tom Cruisey-character. And lock, stock and barrel-- that's exactly what's delivered in Knight & Day.      Roy (Cruise) is a dashing, boyish covert …
review by . June 30, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
3 1/2 stars:
In this day and age,  in this era of films  spy movies  are literally a dime a dozen. They are one of the action genres most common uses for  an action/ adventure  picture  and have spawned many franchises, T.V. series, video games. You name it the spy genre has left there mark somewhere to make sure that you never forget them   the spy game has had a very successful run in the films. Although never quite commanding the respect they deserve from moviegoers …
review by . August 30, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I'll freely admit I enjoyed Knight and Day - in which master criminal-cum-cop-cum-spy Tom Cruise embarks on an intercontinental gallivant, having (literally) stumbled into winsome, dippy and adorable Cameron Diaz - even if I don't really understand why. As I reflected on the film over the weekend it occurred to me that, critically speaking, I'd had my pocket picked. But at least I had been swindled as masterfully and outrageously as any of the many conspiracies in the movie. Before I realised what …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
See my review on this one. Not as bad as critics lead you to believe.
review by . July 10, 2010
Knight and Day is the perfect movie for all those guys who have sat through a chick flick they didn't wanna and all those ladies who have sat through an action movie that they didn't care for. The movie combines the best of both worlds.    Tom Cruise might have all kinds of issues these days but none of them show in this movie, he combines the best of his younger action days with some sly comedy that constantly works.    Cameron Diaz plays the the 30 something …
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
It is unoriginal, uninspired and at sometimes rather cliche but "Knight and Day" is the kind of movie that summer is made for and proves to deliver on what it promises. Great escapism.
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Knight and Day, (formerly titled Wichita and Trouble Man) is a 2010 action comedy film starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The film, directed by James Mangold, is Cruise and Diaz's second on-screen collaboration following the 2001 film Vanilla Sky.

The film went through a period of "development hell"; which included a prior film director and multiple writers that worked on the script. Producers for Knight and Day went through multiple other actors for the lead roles before eventually settling on Cruise and Diaz. Adam Sandler, Chris Tucker, and Gerard Butler were considered by the film's producers for the male lead that later went to Cruise, and Eva Mendes was initially set for the role that Diaz later portrayed in the movie. The film's investors offset funding costs by paying Cruise a lower advance fee and neglecting to provide him with a share of the revenue until the financiers earn back their initial investment in the production. Filming took place in several locations, mainly in several cities located in Massachusetts, while other scenes were filmed in Spain and parts of Austria.

Knight and Day was released in the United States on June 23, 2010. The film received mixed reviews from film critics; it garnered a "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based upon aggregated reviews, and a rating of "mixed or average reviews" at Metacritic. Knight and Day performed poorly at the box office in its debut, proceeded to fall nine percent in...
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Director: James Mangold
Genre: Action, Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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