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Men in Black Reviews

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June 5, 2002
Jones is dryly hilarious and Smith comically exuberant as the elite duo who are out to save the world.
May 25, 2002
At last, someone remembered how to make a good summer movie!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 12, 2002
The result is a rich picture with a winning personality, as modest in theme as it is in style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 11, 2001
Director Barry Sonnenfeld loads the bases with action, fantasy and laughs, and hits a grand slam.
February 27, 2001
One of the most enjoyable films of the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 14, 2001
Though its charm is in its attitude and premise (and Danny Elfman's rousing score), Men in Black does have a serviceable plot that kicks in when a rusty flying saucer crash-lands in a rural area.
January 1, 2000
The film's technical team reflects exceptional stylistic harmony.
January 1, 2000
Those accepting Men in Black for what it is will likely agree that this is one of 1997's more satisfying big-budget offerings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The cool wit and fun (derived partly from the premise that the cheap tabloids are the only newspapers telling the truth) are deftly maintained, and Sonnenfeld provides a bountiful supply of both fanciful beasties and ingenious visuals.
January 1, 2000
For a picture being sold as a big-budget special-effects comedy, Men in Black is surprisingly, pleasingly modest.
January 1, 2000
Men in Black continues this summer's tradition, already established by Con Air and Batman and Robin, of big-budget action pictures that at least have the wit to know how silly they are.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Based on an obscure comic book series by Lowell Cunningham, this cheerfully perverse movie could just as easily have come directly from the text of a supermarket tabloid.
January 1, 2000
The movie is fun. It's hard not to like it, because Smith and Jones have so much charm and charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
For once, the summer formula works like a charm: two superstars, a couple of quirky sidekicks, a slew of special effects, a mess o' smart-alecky remarks--yet there's still room for semi-believable characters and a sturdy story.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
January 1, 2000
Men in Black touches on that spirit of inconsequential and profound play that is the essence of the perfect summer movie.
January 1, 2000
Fiendishly clever and visually nuts, MIB is what you'd get hybridizing Independence Day with The Addams Family.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
I often feel like I see jokes coming a mile away in things purported to be comedies. In Men in Black, they snuck up behind me and tickled me.
January 1, 2000
This is a style-heavy, action-laden, wise-crack loaded 98-minutes of pretty decent fun. Men in Black is silly, simplistic and lightweight, but only the most uptight of viewers will hate it.
Read More | Original Score: 74/100
January 1, 2000
From here, the next step is easy: extraterrestrials are living among us.
January 1, 2000
Sonnenfeld keeps it all bubbling along with a vibrant, comic book buzz.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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