Thursday, November 10, 2011

Knight and Day (2010) PG13 - 3 Stars

Here we have an all star cast and I scratch my head as to why this movie. Aka, a "Troubled Man", it's not a bad movie, it does have good action and of course Cruise and Cameron are great. It's just not the kind of epic movie worthy of their names. Filled with cheesy and cliche lines, I found it pretty unbelievable. But if you're looking for an action adventure with stunts equivalent to Bond movies, you might like it a lot.

June Havens (Cameron Diaz) is on her way to fly home for her sisters wedding. Roy Miller (Tom Cruise) is also ready to board a plane and they literally bump into each other twice. Is this fate, Roy thinks so as June is allowed to board a plane she is told is full to capacity. Once on the plane a puzzled June notices how empty it is and sees Roy so the two make small chat for the duration of the flight. As she gets up to use the restroom, she returns to find everyone on board, including the pilots, dead. To her astonishment, Roy has survived and is able to crash land the plane in a dark field. He explains to June that men from the government will visit her soon but she should not trust them. The next day, she is visiting by this group of governmental thugs who are under siege by Roy as he offers June an escape. Before she knows it, shes thrust into the roller coaster ride of her life as she tries to decide who she can trust.

Broken Road Productions, Tree Line Film, 20th Century Fox Distribution
Director: James Mangold
Writers: Scott Frank, James Mangold, Laeta Kalogridis
Producers: Steve Pink, Kathy Conrad, Todd Garner
I viewed 12/10

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