Men in Black Synopsis
The Stooges are hired as doctors at a large hospital, and they disrupt the patients and staff.
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USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
The snappy sci-fi hoot Men in Black...is a kind of "Independence Day" for smart people.
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
A smart, funny and hip adventure film in a summer of car wrecks and explosions. [4 July 1997]
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88

San Francisco Examiner

The script by Ed Solomon is tight, well-paced and lighthearted. If this were a musical, Fred Astaire could have played the Jones role,...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Sonnenfeld moves things along with alacrity and panache, serving up the exotic visuals quietly, blending in the sprightly humour...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Sonnenfeld deftly orchestrates the intricate two-part harmony, and Smith and Jones -- a powerhouse comic pair -- make it all look easy.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
When the plot finally does click in, it slows down the trajectory a little, but not fatally.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith give uproarious comic performances as government agents ordered to keep New York's monsters in Manhattan,...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The movie that "Mars Attacks!" wanted to be, but wasn't. This is a snappy, clever, often-funny motion picture that provides the perfect...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The aliens aren't particularly scary or funny, and so the joke of watching Smith and Jones crack wise in their faces wears thin.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Summer fluff that admits to being summer fluff, but it's no better off for admitting it...Intended as lightweight comedy, but if you think...
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By will ms
The man in black was good the cast was good the make up was good the cast was good this movie was funny i give this movie an a...

Coolness is all Will Smith movies

By willbs21
For his fifth effort as a feature-film director, one-time cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld brought his cartoonish visual style and darkly humorous sensibilities to this adaptation of, appropriately...

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hopefully this is the last one

By leeest123
I fell asleep in the theater there really isn't a story line worth telling any more for men in black will not go see if there is another one...

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"Men in Black" is a fun and original take on the alien genre.

By Dominic LeRose
We're so familiar with aliens terrifying the bejeesus out of us in films that it's refreshing to see a well-known classic spoof the genre. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones work miracles together...

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My review of Men in Black

By jwelch5742
It was very good. This movie had great makeup....

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What a great duo

By MongrolMan
This movie rocks! These two guys are perfect for eachother, it's too bad the second movie couldn't hold water compared to this....