Men in Black 3 Reviews

  • Tommy Lee Jones deadpan stoicism and Will Smith's quasi-hip parlance doesn't add up to much in this film.

    Julian Roman — MovieWeb

  • Sonnenfeld and Cohen move their baby along with an integrity and gait that ought to serve as a blueprint for other filmmakers faced with the particular challenges of reviving big-ticket and time-dated hunks of pop culture.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • "Men in Black 3" arrives in the multiplexes of the world with no particular agenda. Which may be part of the reason that it turns out to be so much fun.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • This spirited three-quel comes close to the exuberance of the first Men in Black and is a distinct improvement over its limp 2002 follow-up.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • If there ever is a "Men in Black IV" -- and at this point, it's hard to imagine one -- let's hope it finds that delicate balance between the yuks and the yucks.

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • Brolin's performance is funny, masterful, confident, and more than a little unsettling. If one human being can sample another, that's what's going on here.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • If you opt to rent the 3-D glasses, Men in Black 3 will be $14; the product has not, otherwise, changed significantly.

    Nick Pinkerton — Village Voice

  • Brolin is such a perfect match for Jones, and Smith so confidently charismatic, that everything else seems like a distraction.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • [Brolin's] performance defies explanation; it's mysteriously marvelous.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • The Smith-Jones duo's return as the titularly clad operatives, while not exactly essential, comes with the charms of reprised, well-liked characters and a "didn't-see-that-coming" conclusion that makes up for the first hour's sequelitis.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • The thing is still too loud and too big in many respects, but it offers some satisfactions that the average blockbuster rarely even bothers to imagine.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • It's better than the first one.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • As in most successful fantasy blockbusters, there's a comfortable balance between technological wizardry and human talent.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Sonnenfeld depends on crashing action and hyperventilating camera moves to puff up the slack blimp of a story. Unfortunately, there's one effect that computer-animation technicians can never duplicate: a genuine sense of fun.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • "Men in Black III" is an efficient Hollywood summer blockbuster product.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • "Men in Black III" isn't bad, certainly not as bad as it might have been. But it's not exactly good, either. Mostly, it's something else: unnecessary.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • In this age of blockbuster bloat, Sonnenfeld's willingness to wrap things up well before the two-hour mark, as well as his eschewal of sledgehammer product placement, count as gestures of considerable mercy.

    Andrew Barker — Variety

  • This only mildly bloated and convoluted action comedy has enough inspired moments to wipe out memories of the abysmal 2002 first sequel as surely as one of the black-suited heroes' nebulizers.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • Look into this device and wait for the flash and forget any talk of sequels, please. Move along. Your work is done.

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

  • In the mists of the past, damned if an old tune doesn't find some new energy. Delight, a modest yet palpable measure of the stuff, is restored.

    Rick Groen — Globe and Mail

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