July 4, 1997 in Seven

‘Men In Black’


Here’s what critics say about “Men in Black:”

Chris Hewitt/St. Paul Pioneer Press: “Men in Black” is the first big summer movie that lives up to its potential. A special-effects comedy in the same vein as “Ghostbusters,” it moves swiftly and it has a cool, relaxed vibe that welcomes you instead of putting you off.

It also has two swell lead actors.

Jay Carr/The Boston Globe: Brilliant in its first half, lively enough to ride the momentum in its more ordinary second half, “Men in Black” is the hugely funny deadpan rocket we’ve been hoping would lift the summer movie season into orbit.

Kenneth Turan/Los Angeles Times: Go ahead, admit what you’ve always suspected: A certain percentage of people met in daily life are so strange, so out-and-out weird, they have to be aliens from another universe. Now, at last, comes a major motion picture that dares to tell you it’s all true.

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