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Parents' Guide to

Men in Black

By Randy White, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Lots of fun, but too scary for some kids.

Movie PG-13 1997 113 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 27 parent reviews

age 11+
Well first of all I think this film is great for tweens, but may I warn you there will be some graphic fight scenes involving MIB agents shooting aliens which will result into the creatures splattering all over in kind of disgusting way. Next up there is some swearing mostly coming from Agent J. there is one time Agent K says D**k some of the words Agent J says are d**m, sh*t , ba***rd and there is some sexual innuendo. (Review written by my 9yo son)
2 people found this helpful.
age 10+

Fun movie

It is not for younger children . I say 10 +

This title has:

Great role models
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (27 ):
Kids say (113 ):

Part comedy, part science-fiction parody, and part action film, the movie just keeps throwing elements into the pot. What's so original about Men in Black is its unpredictable tone. Teens will love the combination of irreverent humor, great chase sequences, and gross-out special effects.

Many kids particularly enjoy the over-the-top alien bad guys as they saunter around the countryside wreaking mayhem. But they'll save their heartiest laughs for Smith and his boyish charm. Of course, Smith's flippancy wouldn't play without Jones' earnest straight-man act. The movie is packed with fun moments: alien eyelids blinking sideways (you've got to see it), a talking pug, and supermarket tabloids proven correct. Everything you've ever read in the Star about aliens is true!

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