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Men in Black Reviews

August 12, 2014
Men in Black is the wryest, sharpest, most entertaining special effects film in recent memory, a simultaneous participant and mocking parody of the more-bang-for-your-buck behemoth genre.
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.
August 2, 2013
Its attitude is poised somewhere between the deadpan ghoulishness of the Coen brothers and a Letterman-like sense of the absurdity of life in New York's rich ethnic stew.
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
April 14, 2013
There's a playfulness, here, that you don't often find in a special-effect flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 14, 2013
A smart, funny and hip adventure film in a summer of car wrecks and explosions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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+
July 7, 2008
A wild knuckleball of a movie that keeps dancing in and out of the strike zone.
June 5, 2007
The smartest, funniest, and best-looking sci-fi comedy since the movies learned to morph.
April 17, 2007
It's just the best yuk of the week.
February 9, 2006
It's so much fun, in fact, that it's almost over before you realise that you've been watching a great idea for a movie in desperate search of a plot.
November 6, 2002
As ragged as the humor is, there still are more hits than misses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 18, 2002
At times, it may succeed at manipulating you, but you won't like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 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 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
It's smart, it looks sensational and it's funny -- sneaky-funny.
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
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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 film's technical team reflects exceptional stylistic harmony.
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
Independence Day for smart people.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4