Knight And Day
Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz team up in this rom-com that to be honest feels like the poor cousin to Killers. Diaz plays the role of a single girl who’s passion (and job) is restoring classic cars to the extent that she flies across the country to find the parts she needs. It’s on one of these trips that she bumps into and pretty much instantly falls in love with Tom Cruise’s character, an apparently rogue CIA agent.
Whilst the story clips along at a decent pace, and the comedic elements are certainly there, it seems that poor scrip direction leaves both Cruise and DIaz high and dry in this run of the mill caper.
They certainly work well together, with the best moments being when they are onscreen together – it’s a running theme that they keep getting separated only to be re-united – and as such kudos should be sent their way for rescuing this film.
Maybe if I’d watched Knight and Day before seeing Killers I’d wouldn’t be so harsh on it, but if I had to pick between the two films I think you know what one I’d recommend.
Having said that, for an evening of brainless fun, Knight and Day proves that Tom can still do more than jump up and down on Oprah’s couch.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read