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Men in Black (MIB)

6.2
138,671
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Synopsis
While pursuing a suspect, NYPD detective James Edwards III is puzzled when the suspect displays two sets of eyes and a peculiar raygun. He is afterwards asked to make an identification by the mysterious K. K is impressed and asks Edwards to report to the organization he works for. There Edwards is recruited into the Men in Black, an ultra-secret organization that patrols alien immigrants on Earth and protects the safety of ordinary ... [+]
Author Review
United StatesUnited States F
Janet Maslin
The New York Times
"The film's technical team reflects exceptional stylistic harmony"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Roger Ebert
rogerebert.com
"'Men in Black' continues this summer's tradition (...) of big-budget action pictures that at least have the wit to know how silly they are (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
"You’ll marvel at the creature effects (...) To quote the film’s wisest alien (...) 'You don’t like it, you can kiss my furry little butt'."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Paul Tatara
CNN
"[It] is the wryest, sharpest, most entertaining special effects film in recent memory (...) The whole thing is just darn wacky"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Desson Thomson
The Washington Post
"It’s all punch lines and sight gags, with its thematic concerns barely registering on the subatomic scale. If you retain anything after this movie it’ll be because you took dutiful notes or you’re just weird that way."  NEU
United StatesUnited States M
Todd McCarthy
Variety
"A witty and sometimes surreal sci-fi comedy, 'Men in Black' is a wild knuckleball of a movie (...) [It] feels something like 'Ghostbusters' as if done by the Coen brothers."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
"[It] respects the ordinary viewer in a way that few recent commercial movies do (...) [It] takes the radical step of assuming that its audience is hip and smart, and it shines with that generous act of complicity."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
"This is a snappy, clever, often-funny motion picture that provides the perfect blend of science fiction-style action with comic dialogue (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
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