Jul 2, 2019
A terrifically entertaining combination of alien conspiracy fears played for laughs and French Connection-meets-Ghostbusters thrills... Men in Black is so much fun one is actually mildly disappointed when it ends after an economically short 98 minutes.
Aug 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.
Aug 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.
Aug 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.
Jul 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.
Apr 14, 2013
There's a playfulness, here, that you don't often find in a special-effect flick.
Apr 14, 2013
A smart, funny and hip adventure film in a summer of car wrecks and explosions.
Jul 6, 2010
Every time the film makes you chuckle, you may also feel it's zapped you with a neuralizer.
Jul 7, 2008
A wild knuckleball of a movie that keeps dancing in and out of the strike zone.
Jun 5, 2007
The smartest, funniest, and best-looking sci-fi comedy since the movies learned to morph.
Feb 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.
Nov 6, 2002
As ragged as the humor is, there still are more hits than misses.
Jul 1, 2002
Smarter, leaner, funnier, and more human than most entries in the genre, relying less on spectacle than on the chemistry of the two leads and the wit of the script for its appeal.
Jun 18, 2002
At times, it may succeed at manipulating you, but you won't like it.
Apr 12, 2002
The result is a rich picture with a winning personality, as modest in theme as it is in style.
May 11, 2001
Director Barry Sonnenfeld loads the bases with action, fantasy and laughs, and hits a grand slam.
Feb 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.
Jan 1, 2000
Sonnenfeld keeps it all bubbling along with a vibrant, comic book buzz.