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Men in Black 3

Men in Black 3

Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Agent J travels in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

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The critical consensus

In a summer hardly starved of comic-book properties, this redundant extension of a series that ran out of gas a decade ago doesn’t need a neuralyzer to be forgettable.

**(*)(*)(*)Neil Smith, Total Film, 18/05/2012

MIB is showing its age in as much as it has become infected with the Transformers bug, symptoms of which include trying too hard to dazzle the audience with hardware and special effects rather than make 'em laugh with lo-fi jokes.

***(*)(*)Alison Rowat, The Herald, 24/05/2012

Haven’t we moved on from this? And if we have, why can’t they?

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 24/05/2012

[Smith's] energy and charm is still infectious but you wish he’d found a better vehicle for his comeback.

**(*)(*)(*)Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express, 24/05/2012

As Spinal Tap’s co-lead guitarist Nigel Tufnell once said, "It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black." Enough with the black.

Adam Lee Davies, Little White Lies, 24/05/2012

The movie’s a mixed bag, but a cheery, sunny, nifty-looking one, whose emotional strokes count for more than its predecessors’ surly attitude. As Will Smith’s first film in four years, it’s also a handy reminder that he can carry a bit of undemanding summer escapism more nimbly than anyone.

***(*)(*)Tim Robey, The Telegraph, 24/05/2012

It's like a cross between Looney Tunes and The Naked Lunch – a hallucinogenic popcorn movie you can safely forget the moment it's over. So bring on Men in Black 13!

***(*)(*)Steve Rose, The Guardian, 24/05/2012

Nearly out of this world.

***(*)(*)James O'Brien, Daily Mail, 24/05/2012

After the calamitous MiB2, this third one looks almost classy.

***(*)(*)Anthony Quinn, The Independent, 25/05/2012

Rumoured to have cost up to $215million, Men in Black 3 is this year’s biggest-budget bomb.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)David Edwards, Daily Record, 25/05/2012

It may be a big improvement on Men in Black II, but it could have been a lot more fun.

Nicholas Barber, The Independent, 27/05/2012

Silly, lightweight, completely unnecessary but surprisingly fun.

***(*)(*)Henry Northmore, The List, 25/05/2012

Despite some good moments, Agents J, O and K are missing an E.

**(*)(*)(*)William Thomas, Empire Online, 21/05/2012

Features about Men in Black 3

Men in Black 3 Interviews: Will Smith, Josh Brolin and Barry Sonnenfeld

Total Film, 05/05/2012

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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