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2,486 Ratings

Men in Black

Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
United States, 1997
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Action


Science-fiction and comedy meet in this box office smash about a New York City police officer who is recruited to join a secret agency that tracks the whereabouts of aliens on earth.

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Men in Black Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1998 | Winner: Best Makeup

1998 | 2 nominations including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

BAFTA Awards

1998 | Nominee: Best Special Effects

Golden Globes (USA)

1998 | Nominee: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Hugo Awards

1998 | Nominee: Best Dramatic Presentation

Critics reviews

By refusing to overlook it, Men in Black paradoxically respects the ordinary viewer in a way that few recent commercial movies do… Thanks to Solomon’s sparkling dialogue, Sonnenfeld’s graceful economy, and a steady visual inventiveness, Men in Black takes the radical step of assuming that its audience is hip and smart, and it shines with that generous act of complicity.
July 11, 1997
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