Watching Cruise and Diaz on screen is always an exciting prospect hence you normally tend to let go of those silly glitches that may have otherwise appeared incongruous before the eye. Definitely not action at its hilt, considering what Hollywood has delivered earlier. But entertaining, yes. Passable as a one time watch, but nothing to go ga-ga about. The film infact has a lot of loose strings scattered here and there, and if not looking keenly, you'd be more then likely to miss it. Having a smart director always helps, who can highlight the less-important so grandiosely that the flaws are actually hidden.
The movie begins in a somewhat unbelievable manner. In fact, the FBIs pursuit of Cruise is unrealistic- does it take them so much time to track down someone they are watching 24/7? Diaz does nothing other than looking good, and at parts, both Cruise and Diaz look quite their age, instead of the characters they play.
At parts the action sequences were a waste, and Diaz was completely wasted in the movie. Cruise too undertook some stunts that even Superman would think twice before undertaking. Not to mention, the scarcity of the romance between the two. Not one close-up of two great-looking actors who can anytime set the screen on fire- but that was not to be.
The film does have the capacity to hold you to your seat and while watching it, you don't feel bored (considering you are munching on popcorn). It is when you walk out of the theatre, that you think, what did I actually watch? Very less of it actually registers. Go for it if you have had a particularly stressful day at work, or haven't watched a movie for a long time. It will take your mind away from your work for a while, but don't complain after it ends. It is just meant to be that way.