Men in Black Synopsis
A veteran (Tommy Lee Jones) and a rookie (Will Smith) track aliens on Earth.
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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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88

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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88

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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80

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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58

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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50

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...

My review of Men in Black

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

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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...

This movie is hilarious

By pulpfiction007
This movie is really funny and really entertaining and I laughed really hard on one of the parts ( sorry no spoilers)...

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....

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Rated PG-13 | For Sci-Fi Violence and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Lots of fun, but too scary for some kids.
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