Men in Black
Facts and Figures
Run time: 98 mins
In Theaters: Wednesday 2nd July 1997
Box Office Worldwide: $589.4M
Distributed by: Columbia TriStar International
Production compaines: Columbia Pictures, Amblin Entertainment
Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Fresh: 77 Rotten: 7
IMDB: 7.2 / 10
Men in Black Review
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.