DVD Review:Knight and Day

By Drum Digital
08 December 2010

Rating 2/5

Action. 2010. 109 min.

With TomCruise and Cameron Diaz. Director: James Mangold. PG13.

Well, this is a Tom Cruise action movie, so you pretty much know what you’re going to get before you click the remote. June Havens (Cameron in goofy sex-bomb mode) is in a hurry to get to her sister’s wedding. She sweet-talks herself onto the wrong flight – the one carrying Roy Miller (Cruise), a secret agent involved in a complicated situation with his bosses.

There are plenty of gun and fist fights, but never fear, Tom despatches all comers without breaking into a sweat. Highspeed car and bike chases in a variety of foreign cities? Check. He even manages to land a plane single-handed. But those are the highpoints; mostly it’s just a lot of noisy, special effects-laden – but ultimately empty – action.

Tom’s tongue remains firmly in his cheek throughout, but the attempts at humour don’t really work. Knight and Day just isn’t exciting, and no amount of star power can rescue it from ho-hum. Bonus: extended version.

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