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75
Diaz has one of the most winning grins in the movies. Basically, what I wanted was more of it. Some of that Cary Grant dialog. More flirtation. More of a feeling the characters, not the production, were the foreground. More of the stars.
65
Nothing Cruise does seems to come from the inside -- every eye crinkle, every grimace, every brow furrow seems plucked from the air, collected from the universe around him and bent to do his bidding. Maybe that’s one kind of acting. But it’s not cool. Never will be.
63
Orlando Sentinel
The story is kind of all over the place, scatterbrained without being madcap (This one feels tinkered with, reshoots, re-edits.).
63
The movie’s a piece of high-octane summer piffle: stylish, funny, brainless without being too obnoxious about it, and Cruise is its manic animating principle.
50
Laziness permeates the film from the inexplicable escapes to the neglected romance.
50
Variety
A high-energy, low-impact caper-comedy that labors to bring a measure of wit, romance and glamour to an overworked spy-thriller template.
50
Despite its impressive pedigree and unshakable assurance, Knight and Day is nothing more or less than an average popcorn flick.
38
Knight and Day may well suffice for audiences desperate for the bankable paradox known as the predictable surprise, and willing to overlook a galumphing mediocrity in order to concentrate on matters of dentistry.
38
It would also help if they were given some dialogue that was actually funny, or at least more clever than the lines provided to Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl in the distressingly similar "Killers" from earlier this month.
30
A loud, seemingly interminable, and altogether incoherent entry in the preposterous and proliferating “action-comedy” genre.

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