75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Retains the earlier film's ability to delight the viewer with surprise effects and flights of fancy, only now the effects are better.
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70

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's visual magic, and director Barry Sonnenfeld, who followed his MIB high with the lows of "Wild Wild West" and "Big Trouble," revels in it. He doesn't so much direct MIBII as load it with cool stuff and flit around to whatever takes his fancy. As summer escapism goes, you could do worse.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
So eager to please, it practically licks you in the face.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Michael Jackson is an alien? Tell me something I don't know.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Would be a thoroughly entertaining affair if it wasn't for one thing: the plot. The annoying and pointless storyline is a constant irritant because it diverts our attention from the real reason to see this movie - the easygoing chemistry between actors Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Large budget notwithstanding, the movie is such a blip on the year's radar screen that it's tempting just to go with it for the ride. But this time, the old MIB label stands for Milder Isn't Better.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's interesting to see how a potent premise -- those among us who behave like aliens probably are -- can sustain, more or less, an erratic, disjointed sequel.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Some motion pictures portray ultimate passion; others create ultimate thrills. Men in Black II achieves ultimate insignificance -- it's the sci-fi comedy spectacle as Whiffle-Ball epic.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It's a stylish package with not much inside.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There's something wrong with this picture, and the problem is there on Smith's face -- Smith looks distressingly I-was-an-Oscar-nominee bored. That goes double for Jones.
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49 out of 100
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