Knight And Day (2010)

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An ordinary suburban woman unwittingly becomes sidekick to a heavily armed covert operative on the run from his own agency and an international arms dealer when she bumps into him at an airport terminal.

Knight And Day is exactly what you’d expect from a film starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. It’s a cynical attempt to be a rom-com version of The Bourne Identity in a desperate attempt to lure as many undemanding cinema-goers into the theatres as possible; romance for the girls and action for the boys with big names duly attached. It goes through the motions of the same stunts, car chases, shoot outs and comic mishaps we’ve all seen a million times before. Unfortunately Cruise just doesn’t quite have the comedic chops to pull it off, being more Jerry Maguire than James Bond and there is next to no chemistry between he and the jabbering, squealing Diaz.

It’s probably great fun for the kind of cinema goers who see the movies as an excuse to put their brains in neutral for two hours but anyone with a more discerning taste will see it for what it is; a joyless, mechanical and desperately formulaic slice of pointless Hollywood pap.

5.5/10

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