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Men in Black Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Moments that should be hilarious muster only a chuckle and action scenes that should tingle -- like the final showdown with the unmasked giant roach -- are just not that exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 18, 2002
At times, it may succeed at manipulating you, but you won't like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 24, 2012
Offensively bad? No. But it's never been anything more than a promising wasted opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 31, 2013
Men in Black is moderately amusing, well-constructed and mercifully short, but it fails to deliver on the zaniness of its first half.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
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July 6, 2010
Every time the film makes you chuckle, you may also feel it's zapped you with a neuralizer.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 12, 2014
Men in Black, running a breezy 98 minutes, is a showpiece of laconic economy. It's quick, eccentric and deadly funny and for many young movie-goers it's likely to be a close encounter they'll want to see a second and third time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2014
[Director Barry Sonnenfeld] establishes the premise in the wildly entertaining first 45 minutes and then glides along for the rest of the film on the strength of a poker-faced comic sensibility.
August 12, 2014
Men In Black deserves credit for supplementing its special effects with a breezy script and genuinely charismatic performances by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.
January 2, 2011
Lots of fun, but too scary for some kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2008
What [it] lacks in depth, it makes up for with an infectious childlike enthusiasm for its zany premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
July 31, 2013
Great special effects, inventive alien designs and Smith and Jones's hip, hilarious double act make director Barry Sonnenfeld's Lethal Weapon-style buddy picture a fast-paced pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2002
It's no big deal. It's more fun, anyway, to just kick back and watch the casual comic work of the MiB stars, particularly Jones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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-
July 7, 2008
A wild knuckleball of a movie that keeps dancing in and out of the strike zone.
January 1, 2000
Ed Solomon's script, based on the comic book by Lowell Cunningham, is a barrage of funny lines and scenes of just how strange things can be dealing with aliens.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
March 11, 2008
Just a collection of sketches in which Jones and Smith run into farcical E.T.s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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