Men in Black

Lists: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Action Comedy, Buddy cop

Brief Synopsis: "Men in Black follows the exploits of agents Kay and Jay, members of a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth. The two Men in Black find themselves in the middle of the deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies. In order to prevent worlds from colliding, the MiB must track down the terrorist and prevent the destruction of Earth. It's just another typical day for the Men in Black."

Overall Ranking: 539 (Rank from 1997: # 15)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 37.5%
Half-Popped 12.5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Sober Film Chick Mary Dieng97(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread96(full review)
Dave Examines Movies92(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85
Dan O'Neill80 - Men in Black is what you would expect: funny, light, filled with cool-looking special effects and monsters from Rick Baker, and entertaining but is also very light on plot, which doesn’t really bring up many surprises as it goes along. However, it’s a flick that will always be in my childhood.
(full review)
David Baruffi80
Gorgon Reviews80
Thomas Pollock60

People Involved

  • Tommy Lee Jones (Agent K)
  • Will Smith (James Edwards / Agent J)
  • Linda Fiorentino (Dr. Laurel Weaver / Agent L)
  • Vincent DOnofrio (Edgar / The Bug)
  • Rip Torn (Chief Zed)
  • Tony Shalhoub (Jack Jeebs)
  • Mike Nussbaum (Gentle Rosenburg the Arquillian Jeweler)
  • Jon Gries (Van driver)
  • Sergio Calderón (Jose)
  • Carel Struycken (Arquillian)
  • Fredric Lehne (INS agent Janus)
  • Richard Hamilton (Agent D)
  • Kent Faulcon (2nd Lt. Jake Jensen)
  • Siobhan Fallon (Beatrice)
  • John Alexander (Mikey)
  • Barry Sonnenfeld (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Men in Black II
  • Men In Black 3
  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Men In Black Trilogy