Knight and Day

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STAFF MOVIE REVIEW
By Sally Burgess, Technical Manager
Rating: 3 1/2 stars

June Havens (Diaz) is on her way home from Wichita when she literally bumps into Roy Miller (Cruise) at the airport. Their fateful meeting is not a coincidence, however, and as the film unravels into a comedic action thriller, Miller’s motives become clear….but is he the good guy or the bad guy? 

This movie is the one that is supposed to be rebooting Cruise’s career…and although this film is full-on and quite funny in parts, I doubt this will get Tom his mojo back. Bet he wishes he hadn’t jumped on that couch now. 

Both Diaz and Cruise still look good on screen, I have to say. Diaz seems to have no body fat whatsoever, and Cruise has obviously been working out and taking his vitamins. This is the first time since 2001’s Vanilla Sky that these two stars have been in a film together and their chemistry is still intact, which was good to watch. I was really pleased to see Paul Dano (from Little Miss Sunshine) in this too…one of Hollywood’s most under-rated young actors. He plays the part of a brilliant young scientist who has managed to invent the world’s first source of perpetual energy…the little gadget around which the whole film unfolds. 

So I would recommend Knight and Day for a brain-free night out…if you like good action sequences, good movie star chemistry, and some pretty funny dialogue, you’ll love this.

Knight and Day is showing at Reading Cinemas Queenstown.
Length: 119 mins
Rating: M (contains violence and offensive language)
Genre: Action/Comedy/Thriller
Cast: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz