This imaginative summer comedy from director Barry Sonnenfeld (Get Shorty) is a lot of fun, largely on the strength of Will Smith‘s engaging performance as the rookie partner of a secret agent (Tommy Lee Jones) assigned to keep tabs on Earth-dwelling extraterrestrials. There’s lots of comedy to spare in this bright film, some of the funniest stuff found in the margins of the major action. (A scene with Smith’s character being trounced in the distance by a huge alien while Jones questions a witness is a riot.) The inventiveness never lets up, and the cast—including Vincent D’Onofrio doing frighteningly convincing work as an alien occupying a decaying human—hold up their end splendidly. —Tom Keogh
About Men in Black (2002)
Starring: Doug Jones, Brian Steele, Derek Mears, Thomas Rosales Jr., Rosario Dawson, Kevin Grevioux, Martin Klebba, Mark Steger, Tony Shalhoub, Leo Rogstad, Peter Spellos, Rick Avery, Matthew McGrory, Will Smith, Peter Graves, Ty Copeman, Michael Bailey Smith, John D. Bair, Jeremy Howard, Rick Baker, John Richardson, Jack Kehler, John Alexander, Patrick Warburton, Patrick Coleman Duncan, Pete Macnamara, Nick Cannon, Barry Sonnenfeld, Tom Whitenight, Joel McKinnon Miller
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
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