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Knight and Day (2010)

 -  Action | Comedy | Romance  -  23 June 2010 (USA)
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A young woman gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name.

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June Havens finds her everyday life tangled with that of a secret agent who has realized he isn't supposed to survive his latest mission. As their campaign to stay alive stretches across the globe, they soon learn that all they can count on is each other. Written by IMDb Editors

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of action violence throughout, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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$117,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,404,163 (UK) (6 August 2010)

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$76,418,654 (USA) (2 October 2010)
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At one point while describing the battery, June(Cameron Diaz) jokingly comments 'The ring which never runs out of juice'- which is most likely a reference to the Green Lantern of the DC Comics. Coincidentally, the main antagonist (Peter Sarsgaard) has also worked as the main antagonist in the movie 'Green Lantern' released 1 year later(2011). See more »

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June, a Massachusetts resident, tells Rodney that Roy rescued her on "the I-93." Identifying numbered highways as "the" is a California colloquialism. A Massachusetts resident would say "I-93" or "93." See more »

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June Havens: [to fellow line stander] Sorry.
June Havens: [to agent] So I'm going to make it onto an earlier flight, right?
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Not great, but solid fun
17 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Knight and Day" is a comfort food movie. It's a pleasant diversion, a fun time at the cinema that doesn't ask a lot of of it's audience and offers an enjoyable ride. We've seen it all before, but it worked pretty well then, and it works pretty well now.

June Havens (Cameron Diaz) is an average perky blonde romantic comedy heroine who runs into the charming and mysterious Roy Miller (Tom Cruise) at the airport, and is sucked into a series of misadventures when Roy turns out to be a secret agent fighting rogue elements in his own agency . . . or maybe HE's the rogue agent . . . It depends on who she listens to. there's a mysterious device called the Zephyr that Roy is either protecting or trying to steal. All of this is fairly predictable, and, again, nothing new. But director James Mangold ("Copland", "Walk the Line", "3:10 to Yuma") always knows how to make a film play, and his skills haven't deserted him here. His pacing is brisk and fun, and he stages some terrific action (including one sequence from Diaz' point of view that did feel genuinely new).

Of course, this is a star vehicle, and whether you enjoy it will depend a lot on how you feel about Tom Cruise. Dismissing his personal life as utterly irrelevant, I find him to be a solid and dependable actor who does action better than almost anyone in Hollywood. And, here, he gets a rare chance to flex his comic muscles, and hie's quite funny (though too much of the best material is in the trailer). Diaz is pleasant, but tries a little too hard to be cute. And, occasionally, the film itself has the same problem.

But, overall, it's a funny little spy movie. part adventure, part romcom. Not destined for any Ten Best Lists, but enjoyable summer entertainment.


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