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Friday, April 6, 2012

Knight and Day by James Mangold, 2010 (PG-13)

with Tom Cruise (Eyes Wide Shut, (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Cameron Diaz (Bad Teacher), Peter Sarsgaard (An Education), Jordi Mollà, Viola Davis (Eat Pray Love), Paul Dano (Looper, Ruby Sparks), Falk Hentschel, Marc Blucas, Lennie Loftin, Maggie Grace (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Dale Dye

Perpetually unlucky in love, June (Cameron Diaz) becomes intrigued by a mysterious man (Tom Cruise), who unexpectedly drags her into a whirlwind adventure involving devious enemies, life-threatening confrontations and a major discovery that may alter the future of humankind.

If you think of this movie as the smartest film of the year, you might be deceived. But if you think of it as a comedy, blockbuster, movie to watch with pop-corn, it is not a bad one. The duet Cruise-Diaz works very well, they have both the sense of derision and familiarity to one another. The movie is fast, fun, a bit over the top. I much preferred the last Mission Impossible, "ghost protocol", the action was better and the sense of humor more ironic... But "Knight and Day" IS watchable.


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