Knight and Day

Theatrical Release: June 23, 2010
Knight and Day


“Knight and Day” centers on a lonely woman (Cameron Diaz) whose seemingly harmless blind date suddenly turns her life upside-down when a super spy (Tom Cruise) takes her on a violent worldwide journey to protect a powerful battery that holds the key to an infinite power source.

Dove Review

One positive I will give this movie is that it is entertaining. Just about every action sequence imaginable flashes on screen at one point or another during the movie. Without plot spoiling as much as possible, the viewer will watch a plane lose its pilot, a character shooting at the bad guys from on top a speeding car, chase scenes, explosions both on and off the ground, as well as a little romance thrown in for good measure. At least there is a reason for much of the action taking place. Tom Cruise plays a spy named Roy Miller but the mystery will remain throughout most of the movie. Is Roy on the right side or the wrong side of this high stakes adventure? An agent named Fitzgerald (subtly played by Peter Sarsgaard) helps deepen the mysterious plot as June questions in her own mind how sincere he is when he tells her that Miller has turned to the dark side. June Havens (Cameron Diaz), the woman who, at least at first, unwillingly shares Miller’s adventures and life threatening exploits, begins to piece the puzzle together as she listens carefully and observes the various events with a watchful eye. Although credibility is stretched several times in the movie concerning the outlandish stunts, there is a certain fun ride involved in this made-for-the-summer film.

Due to strong language and a lot of violence, not to mention some sexual comments and innuendos, we are unable to award our Dove Seal to this movie as a family-friendly film.

Content Description

Sex: A few innuendos; a frank, "I want to have sex" comment by a woman to a man after she is given a shot of truth serum; passionate kissing.
Language: Ch*ist-2; G/OMG-11; F-1; S-7; H-2; A-1
Violence: A ton of violence including knives being thrown and striking several characters; several characters are shot and killed with some being shot in the head; some blood; fist fights; explosions on ground and in the air; car crashes; man is grabbed by a rope around the neck and lifted up.
Drugs: Drugs are used to make a few characters fall to sleep; a truth serum is used; wine.
Nudity: Shirtless men; a woman in a bikini; some cleavage.
Other: Betrayal is part of the plot of the film; death; characters lie to one another.


Company: 20th Century Fox
Director: James Mangold
Producer: Todd Garner
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 110 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Jordi MollĂ 
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter