Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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Not as Clear as "Knight and Day"

Review Summary: Les enjoyed the comic interludes in this movie and both he and Ann loved the way the actors worked together, but Ann thought the premise was a bit too ridiculous.

Plot: June Havens finds her everyday life tangled with that of a secret agent who has realized he isn't supposed to survive his latest mission. Runtime 109 minutes.

Director: James Mangold

Writer: Patrick O'Neill

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, and Peter Sarsgaar

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