By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox showed confidence with Knight and Day by releasing the film to theaters earlier than originally planned. So, was this confidence founded? While we have a few days to found out, some critics are beginning to weigh in.
Knight and Day Reviewed
Knight and Day at least sounds like a solid popcorn film. You know, the typical actioner that's tons of fun but let's common sense fly out the window at times.
The locations change as often as the outfits in "Knight and Day," a high-energy, low-impact caper-comedy that labors to bring a measure of wit, romance and glamour to an overworked spy-thriller template. Busy when it should be fizzy, and rather too fond of using a barrage of bullets or sudden blackout to cut short its so-so comic banter, this inelegant contraption still delivers the requisite eyeful, mostly by way of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Even with star power no longer a B.O. guarantee, the Fox release should lure audiences seeking a midsummer escape; fittingly, prospects look best overseas.
Knight and Day
Logic and plausibility take a holiday in this nonstop actioner that counts on stars Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz to sell the nonsense. Compared to secret agent Roy Miller, James Bond is a risk-averse, low-profile kind of guy. In "Knight and Day," Roy thinks nothing of leaping between fast-moving cars, diving off buildings, taking on dozens of bad guys at once or exchanging coy dialogue with his female co-star while ducking barrage after barrage of bullets. But then again, an audience will think nothing about this either because the stunt doubles and CG effects are all too obvious. With Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz as the stars, no harm will ever come to the heroes; their hair won't even get mussed.
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