Tom Cruise is King in the Royally Entertaining Knight and Day
- Wednesday, June 23, 2010
As implausible as the story is, and trust me, there are many moments that require a full suspension of disbelief, both Cruise and Diaz have enough charismatic charm and witty banter to keep you fully engaged from start to finish. Be forewarned, though: Like the true meaning of the title itself, Knight and Day is best enjoyed if you don't think too much. But if action/adventure in a slew of exotic settings is what you seek, then Knight and Day is royally entertainment that reminds us why everyone liked Cruise so much in the first place.
- Drugs/Alcohol: Social drinking, plus to protect her from danger, Roy often drugs June, something she's not exactly happy about.
- Language/Profanity: As far as summer blockbusters go, the bad language is relatively light. There is one use of the "f" word for dramatic effect, plus a couple of other profanities.
- Sex/Nudity: No sex scenes or nudity, just a scene at the beach with June wearing a skimpy bikini that she wonders how she got in—a running joke between her and Roy because he frequently drugs her to keep her from danger and she wakes up in clothing she didn't wear.
- Violence: The body count is high in Knight and Day, and people die in a variety of ways including by gunfire, strangulation, explosions and car accidents (most scenes are relatively bloodless). There are nail-biting car chase scenes where the regard for human life is little, and June, a regular civilian until she meets Roy, of course, is in harm's way for the bulk of the movie's running time.
Christa Banister is a full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in St. Paul, Minn., she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog.
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