Men in Black: International


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The first hour or so of International is pretty tedious, with far too much emphasis on the intricacies of the agency’s labyrinthine bureaucracy. And the world-ending crisis—a small gem-like thing that has to be kept out of the wrong hands—is a lazy MacGuffin even by blockbuster standards. The primary villains are a duo of shapeshifting aliens played by Les Twins, a pair of French identical twin dancers, but the brothers’ remarkable physicality is barely used. Things come slightly to life with the late addition of a tiny alien sidekick, voiced by Kumail Nanjiani. And the movie finally attains the correct level of zaniness when Rebecca Ferguson enters the story as Hemsworth’s three-armed extra-terrestrial ex. By playing it utterly straight, Ferguson makes the whole ridiculousness of this thing hum along briskly. But by that point, we’re barely keeping our eyes open.

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F. Gary Gray
Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani