Films: Men in Black

Men in Black: International

  • 2 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • Directed by: F. Gary Gray
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Les Twins, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson

Molly (T. Thompson) is a wannabe MIB agent who’s given a chance by Agent O (E. Thompson) and teamed up with golden boy Agent H (Hemsworth). It’s not so much that it’s bad, more that the franchise wasn’t much to begin with: here, a CGI-heavy story relies far too much on Hemsworth’s insouciant charm. A high-budget non-event.

Men in Black III

  • 3 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Written by: David Koepp
  • Cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin
  • UK release: 25 May 2012

In a Back to the Future -style escapade, Agent J (Smith) must go back in time and stop the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) being killed by an alien criminal and altering the shape of the Agency. Earth will, of course, need to be saved in the process.

Men in Black II

  • 2002
  • US
  • 1h 28min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, Patrick Warburton, Tony Shalhoub, Rip Torn

Men in Black

  • 1997
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

NYPD officer James (Smith) is recruited into the shadowy MiB by Agent K (Jones), in time to help save the Earth from a marauding alien (D'Onofrio). The first and by far the best of the franchise, with Smith and Jones a perfect odd couple, and an outstanding physical performance from D'Onofrio.