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Parents' Guide to

Knight and Day

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Action romance has high body count, little consequence.

Movie PG-13 2010 110 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 2+

Great movie!

This movie has violence but you look over it because the movie is funny

This title has:

Too much violence
age 13+

No review here

No review here

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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (43 ):

Director James Mangold found his footing with his last movie -- 2007's brisk, well-told Western 3:10 to Yuma -- and he repeats the feat here with this romantic spy tale. He gives the material a cheerful, playful quality and focuses on the story's humor and romance, with the action and violence tucked into the background. The movie's high body count ultimately doesn't really hit very hard; there's a distinct lack of blood or gore, and very few consequences to the action (which makes for a fun movie, if a somewhat iffy takeaway for younger audiences).

By focusing specifically on June's point of view and deliberately missing some of the big action moments as she hides out or sleeps, Mangold and writer Patrick O'Neill give the movie an interesting perspective -- it's a choice that celebrates imagination over spectacle. And Cruise and Diaz both seem refreshed here -- both are at their charming best.

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