Saturday, February 1, 2014

Knight and Day (2010) [PG-13] ***

Roy (Tom Cruise) is on a mission, and on the run from some very dangerous people. In the Wichita, Kansas airport he meets June (Cameron Diaz) who's on her way home to Boston for her sister's wedding, with a carry-on full of spare parts to rebuild a '67 Pontiac GTO. Roy tries to caution June against getting on the aircraft, and as he predicted, before the flight's an hour old there are half a dozen dead bodies, Roy has crash-landed the commercial jet, and he and June are on the run.

Featuring a sparkling, entertaining screenplay by novice writer Patrick O'Neill, fast-paced direction by James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma), great special effects and tight editing, this film is a real thrill-ride. While the bad guys drop like flies, there's little or no blood spilled, weapons never run out of bullets, and basic laws of physics are often suspended. There's some memorable dialogue and good chemistry between Cruise and Diaz. If you enjoy action-comedy-thrillers in the tradition of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, you will not want to miss Knight and Day

Labels: action, adventure, comedy, romance, thriller   

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