Men in Black

"Excellent"

Men in Black Review


At last, someone remembered how to make a good summer movie!

With a clever, funny script and dead-on acting by title characters Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones at the heart of this hot weather gem, MIB gets it all just about right, succeeding at crossing the sci-fi and comedy genres where recent experiments like Mars Attacks! crashed and burned. Linda Fiorentino, almost unbilled in a great supporting role, also lends a fun sexiness to the film -- a picture in which the leads seem perfectly crafted for its stars.

While the plotline about chasing an interstellar bug around New York is a little spare (clocking in at around 90 minutes) and devoid of much sub-plot, it's so damn funny that you'll practically forget about all of that... another trick that recent offerings haven't pulled off. Also, make sure you stay to the end, wherein a surprisingly humble look at life is revealed... especially when you consider that this came from Hollywood.

Not your typical creamsicle.



Men in Black

Facts and Figures

Run time: 98 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 2nd July 1997

Box Office Worldwide: $589.4M

Budget: $90M

Distributed by: Columbia TriStar International

Production compaines: Columbia Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Fresh: 77 Rotten: 7

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Agent K, as James Edwards / Agent J, as Dr. Laurel Weaver / Agent L, as Edgar / The Bug, as Chief Zed, as Jack Jeebs, as Gentle Rosenburg the Arquillian Jeweler, as Van driver, Sergio Calderón as Jose, as Arquillian, as INS agent Janus, Richard Hamilton as Agent D, Kent Faulcon as 2nd Lt. Jake Jensen, as Beatrice, as Mikey, Keith Campbell as Perp

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