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Tom Cruise as a spy gone crazy? I totally buy it.
From all outward appearances, Cruise has spent the past few years casually dismantling his carefully constructed public persona. On screen, he projects a very strong sense of forceful personality — that million dollar smile, that finely-honed body, that polite and righteous self-confidence — to the extent that it’s been difficult to buy him as a fictional character. As he approaches his 48th birthday, it’s tempting to dismiss him out of hand.
But he tries awfully hard to project the travails of Roy Miller, discredited FBI agent, in James Mangold’s Knight and Day. If he and Cameron Diaz, who plays the bewilderingly dumb garage owner June Havens, cannot completely shed their baggage as “Movie Stars” more than actors, it seems churlish not to credit their efforts.