Men in Black II (2002)

Men in Black II

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Lacking the freshness of the first movie, MIB 2 recycles elements from its predecessor with mixed results.


Movie Info

Otherworldly villains are on the loose again, and it's up to Earth's interstellar police force to bring them to justice in this sequel to the sci-fi comedy blockbuster Men in Black. Agent Jay (Will Smith) has become a high-ranking member of the Men in Black, the secret government task force designed to deal with unruly visitors from other worlds, while his former cohort, Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones), had his memory wiped clean and now lives a simple but contented life as a mailman. However, an … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence and some provocative humor)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lowell Cunningham, Barry Fanaro, Robert Gordon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 26, 2002
Box Office: $190.4M
Runtime:
Columbia Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Agent J

as Laura Vasquez

as Serleena

as Scrad/Charlie

as Zed

as Jack Jeebs

as Newton

as Motorman

as Man With Dog

as Frank the Pug

as New York Guy

as New York Guy

as Repairman Agent

as MIB Agent

as MIB Customs Agent

as MIB Customs Agent

as MIB Customs Agent

as MIB Passport Control...

as MIB Autopsy Agent

as Central Park Agent

as Bird Guy Alien/Posta...

as Bird Lady Alien

as Family Child Alien

as Jarra/Family Dad Ali...

as Family Mom/Locker Al...

as Young Postal Employe...

as Gleeble

as Young Girl At Post O...

as Split Alien Guy

as Joey

as Himself

as Ambassador Lauranna

as Family Child Alien

as `Mysteries in Histor...

as Neuralyzed Mother

as Neuralyzed Father

as Neuralyzed Daughter

as Corn Face

as Flesh Balls

as Pineal Eye

as Mosh Tendrils

as Diner Guy

as Dog Poop
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Critic Reviews for Men in Black II

All Critics (196) | Top Critics (37)

The down-home satire of how we cope with cultural difference has evaporated, replaced by jazzy effects that wear out their welcome by the halfway mark.

Full Review… | April 18, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The movie's smart, funny and fairly forgettable.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Time passes, hope sinks and a theme emerges, unfortunately. Men in Black II shows that only two kinds of women exist on other planets: shining saints and snaky monsters.

Full Review… | July 21, 2015
The Nation

It can't be said enough how much Smith's charisma and Jones' deadpan delivery almost save this movie and it's to their credit that this movie isn't as bad as it should be.

Full Review… | August 16, 2012
Lyles' Movie Files

In the absence of the first film's rhythm, wit, and novelty, it's a typically lazy, diminishing-returns sequel.

Full Review… | May 24, 2012
Groucho Reviews

"Men in Black II" never matched the first film's perfect blend of action, comedy, and sci-fi elements.

Full Review… | April 27, 2012
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Men in Black II

Tommy Lee Jones & Will Smith give great performances, but it is not enough to grasp the attention of its audience as it fails to garner the touch from its predecessor. Men in Black II lacks the originality and goes excessively in too deep on its already familiar settlement. 2/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

½

Once again aliens with a malevolent agenda are running loose on Earth, and the only hope for stopping them lies in the hands of the Men in Black in this sequel to the 1997 hit.

Yeah, the effects are once again top notch, and the performances from Smith and Jones ultimately save things, but overall, this sequel is a real disappointment.

For one thing, it just feels really uninspired, and doesn't have the level of engagement as the first one. It's also rather lazy, extremely hit and miss with the humor (mostly miss), and criminally short where the run time is concerned.

Sure, it does have it's moments, and it's not a bore when it comes to entertainment, but nothing is really done to make the audience really care. This film easily comes off as a typical sequel summer cash in event, and that's a shame. It's really too bad they didn't take more time to craft something worthwhile instead of ending up with some quite lackluster and dull.

cosmo313
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

'Men in Black II' feels a lot less original compared to its original. This could have been a new, clever chapter for both Kay and Jay. Instead, it feels like the original story, but its lost its punch and humor.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

Super Reviewer

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