Men In Black – Edited

Theatrical Release: December 22, 2004
DVD Release: December 22, 2004


In this Ghostbusters-meets-Dragnet sci-fi comedy, the MEN IN BLACK (MIB) are Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, and their job is to keep us humans blissfully unaware of the fact that aliens in great number inhabit our planet. Unfortunately, one particularly nasty species, called “bugs,” have sent an assassin to earth to steal a small crystal ball from another alien of a kinder, gentler race. These “bugs” scavenge the universe, feeding on the flesh of other species. And the crystal ball contains a whole universe which would feed the bug’s family, which numbers in the millions. Meanwhile, the humans remain ignorant of the extraterrestrial visitors because the aliens wear human disguises. And even when a human sees one, the Men in Black use a “flashy-thingy” to erase their memory. Unfortunately for the MIB, the kind and gentle aliens have decided to hold the humans responsible for the theft of their crystal ball, and will blow up earth if it is not returned. The MIB must find the bug, confiscate the crystal ball, and return it in just a matter of hours. The intended teenage and adult audience will jump at the Spielbergish aliens, and laugh with Jones and Smith who create an odd-couple type of chemistry. MIB is sure to be a boxoffice smash. bug” disfigures man’s body, and kills innocent exterminator, many chase scenes with fighting and shooting.

Dove Review

I thought that this was a really good movie. But I felt I had to give it a rating of 12+ because of several factors. The whole premise of this movie is a team of men who fight aliens. And some of the aliens are a little scary. I know if I would have seen this movie when I was younger I would have been frightened. Also, there is some violence in this movie. Most of it is not graphic, but there are a lot of guns shown and that is how they get rid of the aliens. There is no foul language in this movie, and all in all it is pretty wholesome. I would reccommend it to anyone who can grasp the idea of beings from another world.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: S-words have been edited out
Violence: "Bug” disfigures man's body, and kills innocent exterminator, many chase scenes with fighting and shooting.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Columbia Tri-Star Pictures
Genre: Science-Fiction
Runtime: 93 min.
Reviewer: Kadie Lukens