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Barry Sonnenfeld United States, 1997

Duncan Gray's rating of the film Men in Black

I'm a bit sad this movie has such a low rating. Yes, it's certainly not Cinema as art; anyone looking for visual beauty or human insight will come up empty. But as a blockbuster, I think it's an excellent one. It's got chemistry between its performers, a distinctive use of special effects, a structurally-sound story, and some genuinely witty humor, all of which are too rare at the multiplexes.