Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 38
  2. Negative: 9 out of 38
  1. Knight and Day may well suffice for audiences desperate for the bankable paradox known as the predictable surprise, and willing to overlook a galumphing mediocrity in order to concentrate on matters of dentistry.
  2. 38
    It would also help if they were given some dialogue that was actually funny, or at least more clever than the lines provided to Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl in the distressingly similar "Killers" from earlier this month.
  3. 30
    A loud, seemingly interminable, and altogether incoherent entry in the preposterous and proliferating “action-comedy” genre.
  4. Reviewed by: Dan Kois
    30
    There's never been a particularly crisp line between intense, SUPER-AWESOME Tom Cruise and the characters he plays. In Knight and Day, his age-old cool curdles into motormouthed neediness.
  5. 30
    Cruise and Diaz have worked together before (in Vanilla Sky), but this is their first summer-movie pairing, and their star qualities are so similar--dazzling looks, good comedic chops, complete emotional vacuity--that together, instead of romantic chemistry they generate a sort of giddy, blinding falseness.
  6. 30
    We don’t ask for much from this kind of movie, but Knight and Day tramples on our desire for just enough plausibility to release the fun. It makes us feel like fools for wanting to be entertained by froth.
  7. 25
    Too bad, though, that whenever the characters stand still to talk, Knight and Day induces stupor in the viewer.
  8. This smug and callous action-comedy is about nothing but teeth.
  9. The source of this movie's energy is near-perpetual desperation. You can see it in Tom Cruise's fixed grin, and in the mad proliferation of unspecial effects.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 215 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 58
  2. Negative: 7 out of 58
  1. Nov 13, 2011
    5
    "Knight and Day" is a mediocre movie at it's best. The dialogue is either very "Charade"ish or slick talk with feasible words. The stars also"Knight and Day" is a mediocre movie at it's best. The dialogue is either very "Charade"ish or slick talk with feasible words. The stars also may appeal to you or not. Tom cruise and Cameron Diaz may be a sexy couple or just aging veterans having their last screentime. It's a movie where I can't really judge with optimism; it's one of those movies where you decide it. Full Review »
  2. MikeJones
    Jun 24, 2010
    10
    Absolutely brilliant! funny as it is exciting!
  3. Dec 21, 2012
    6
    Pretty short and has almost no story or anything, but still worth watching. It's so shallow and almost completely opposite of sophisticatedPretty short and has almost no story or anything, but still worth watching. It's so shallow and almost completely opposite of sophisticated and clever, which is good for some because it's simple to follow and easy to watch for everyone. But it's so un-serious that it has so very little content. Still, some good scenes throughout. Full Review »