The film's sci-fi presentation, clever story and leading duo (Jones & Smith) provides for a surge of entertainment that exceeds anyone's expectations. Men in Black is that summer blockbuster that satisfies throughout its entirety. 4.5/5
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 en... read more
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Release Date: July 2, 1997
DVD Release Date: October 23, 1997
Stats: 37,951 reviews
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December 18, 2012
Ace cinematographer turned director Barry Sonnenfeld is known for having a cartoonish style and darkly humorous sensibilities, and these qualities served him very well with this adaptation of a tongue-in-cheek sci--fi comic book series.
This witty, stylish, and insanely clever f...
November 26, 2012
What makes this film stand out, aside from its superb effects, humor and script, is the contrast between Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. While Jones is the emotionless, smarter and wiser one out of the two, Smith is the younger and more enthusiastic. These 'Men In Black' are on a...
June 16, 2012
Clever, exciting, imaginative and funny, Men in Black is everything you want a sci-fi comedy to be. Yet, those words fail to encompass my total love for this film. Still the best in the trilogy (in my humble view), it has enough wit and action to keep you entertained for d...
June 3, 2012
Men in Black, a film that's very original, tries to be cool and quirky, and suceeds. It's what I would easily call the better version of Independence Day. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are highly likabl...
May 29, 2012fb733768972
"Men in Black" is one of the most impressive sci-fi films of the 90's! Probably thee most when you are thinking of comedy. It may not have the back-up of spectacular visual effects, but they do cherish what they can with whatever they do have. The chemistry between Tommy Lee Jone...
May 26, 2012
A cool movie that benefits greatly from the charismatic duo of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.
May 23, 2012fb100001592288964
Very entertaining from start-to-finish. Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith are both terrific together, both displaying spot-on comedic chops, too. And for its time, the effects are actually pretty good, too. A definitive summer blockbuster that still stands its time today.
May 13, 2012fb100000145236770
"Men in Black" is a modern sci-fi comedy classic. While the movie isn't perfect, the chemistry between Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones is. "Black" is about a secret organization that deals with aliens here on earth. When one of their main agents retires, Jones then recruits Smi...
October 3, 2011
Every viewing of MEN IN BLACK brings more laughs, much more enjoyment. It's just simply Will Smith's best film so far.
Though that, it is certainly the weirdest of all '90s movies. Especially the last scene.
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