Knight and Day
“Knight and Day” centers on a lonely woman (Cameron Diaz) whose seemingly harmless blind date suddenly turns her life upside-down when a super spy (Tom Cruise) takes her on a violent worldwide journey to protect a powerful battery that holds the key to an infinite power source.
One positive I will give this movie is that it is entertaining. Just about every action sequence imaginable flashes on screen at one point or another during the movie. Without plot spoiling as much as possible, the viewer will watch a plane lose its pilot, a character shooting at the bad guys from on top a speeding car, chase scenes, explosions both on and off the ground, as well as a little romance thrown in for good measure. At least there is a reason for much of the action taking place. Tom Cruise plays a spy named Roy Miller but the mystery will remain throughout most of the movie. Is Roy on the right side or the wrong side of this high stakes adventure? An agent named Fitzgerald (subtly played by Peter Sarsgaard) helps deepen the mysterious plot as June questions in her own mind how sincere he is when he tells her that Miller has turned to the dark side. June Havens (Cameron Diaz), the woman who, at least at first, unwillingly shares Miller’s adventures and life threatening exploits, begins to piece the puzzle together as she listens carefully and observes the various events with a watchful eye. Although credibility is stretched several times in the movie concerning the outlandish stunts, there is a certain fun ride involved in this made-for-the-summer film.
Due to strong language and a lot of violence, not to mention some sexual comments and innuendos, we are unable to award our Dove Seal to this movie as a family-friendly film.