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Men in Black II Reviews

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Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
July 20, 2002
Like most sequels, it takes what worked last time, repeats it and adds more characters, more stunts, more stuff in attempt to camouflage its sameness.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
March 5, 2003
Men In Black 2 recaptures the fun of a world overrun by aliens but then fails at being memorable, unable to set itself apart from its notable beginnings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002
...sit back and wonder at a system where a by-the-numbers sequel to a five-year-old effects-driven sci-fi blockbuster is adjudged a sure thing
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: C
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 3, 2002
'Men in Black II creates a new threat for the MIB, but recycles the same premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
July 2, 2002
It's not nearly as fresh or enjoyable as its predecessor, but there are enough high points to keep this from being a complete waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
The acting is good, the direction is good, the special effects are great, only the jokes are a little flat and far between and nothing very original is offered up here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Larry Carroll
July 8, 2002
After you laugh once (maybe twice), you will have completely forgotten the movie by the time you get back to your car in the parking lot.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 3, 2002
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones seem to be simply punching their time cards this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
July 3, 2002
There's a polite, distant, strained sensibility to this inevitable sequel.
Read More | Original Score: C-
Scott Weinberg
July 2, 2002
This is a vapid and uninhabited wasteland of a film, a vacuum in which only a handful of product placements, shoddy CGI effects, and smug actors were ever meant to survive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nick Schager
Matinee Magazine
July 21, 2002
Packed to the gills with stale gags and humdrum computer-enhanced action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
July 9, 2002
The one thing this movie has going for it is chemistry and both Smith and Jones work extremely well together onscreen, forming one of those rare action-comedy partnerships that work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
July 24, 2004
We watch and think, 'Yeah. So? What else can they do?' It's not that it's dull so much as that it's familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 9, 2002
You'll probably see worse films than Men in Black II this year, but won't see many as disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Todd McCarthy
June 25, 2002
Elaborate, sporadically amusing but awfully lightweight followup.
Brian Orndorf
July 5, 2002
Men In Black 2 is as joyless and strained as a sequel can get.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 9, 2002
Robert Gordon and Barry Fanaro's script is so insubstantial it barely fills 80 minutes of running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
August 16, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/10
Rob Gonsalves
March 11, 2008
About the most uninspired rehash of a popular hit I've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
July 3, 2002
The predictable effort makes the movie seem longer than its audience-friendly 88 minutes, and the script deficiencies account for the high number of alien and human supporting players.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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