Movie Review – Knight and Day

by Donald Hanson • June 26, 2010 • Entertainment, Movie ReviewsComments (0)1241

Movie Review – Knight and Day
Starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz

This movie is a action filled romantic comedy. There have been a handful of these in the last few years, mostly bad. Innocent bystander Cameron Diaz gets tangled up in espionage with secret agent Tom Cruise by being on the wrong plane at the wrong time. The ongoing question throughout the movie is – Should she trust him or not?  Is he a hero or lunatic?
This is made all the more difficult by her attraction to him. Tom Cruise plays the roll perfectly, being earnest enough and crazy enough to get you considering both possibilities. Thankfully, this movie doesn’t follow the cliched man and woman start out hating each other, then fall in love by the end of the movie scenario. The plot isn’t a masterpiece, but it makes sense, is straightforward, and is easy to understand and follow, which seems to be too much to ask from a lot of other films of this type. Plus it takes them all over the world. This movie has some amazing and beautiful locations and uses them to full effect.
There is a lot of action in this film, maybe too much and in some cases too outrageous. But the scenes are so clearly laid out and entertaining that it’s forgivable. Plus you care about the characters and understand what is going on. That always helps. This is a fast paced movie that does not stop for anything and has a real sense of exhilaration and fun. I was never bored for a minute. But what really makes this movie work is the chemistry and acting of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. They flesh out their characters and their relationship quickly and effectively, and are a lot of fun to watch. The plot has a lot of twists and surprises and most work very well with just a couple of weak links. All in all a better than average percentage for this genre for the audience members who are actually thinking about the story. Also, this movie has the best truth serum humor since True Lies. It’s like a cross between Mr. and Mrs. Smith and True Lies, but with a wilder sense of humor.

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