Middle Men
Middle Men (2010)

Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, and Gabriel Macht headline director/co-screenwriter George Gallo's fact-based period comedy detailing the rise of the internet porn business in the mid-'90s. Businessman Jack Harris (Wilson) made his… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 6, 2010
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2011
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Middle Men benefits from a solid cast, particularly Luke Wilson, but its muddled script lets them down.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Is Jack, who is patterned on a real-life character, sociopathic or just plain clueless? Gallo doesn't seem to care. He cares about parading before us lowlifes living the high life.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Kind of a mess.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Inspired by the reputed experiences of the film's producer, Middle Men casts its protagonist in a suspiciously flattering light... Fortunately Wilson brings enough dark and disreputable shades to the character for the film to work.

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Michael Phillips
At the Movies

I never got the feeling Gallo and company figured out how to compress and focus their stories.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

This very well-acted, often amusing and dirty-minded hard-R film still stands out in a sea of market-driven blandness.

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Dave White

Save yourself the trouble of watching it and just check out Goodfellas instead.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Mr. Gallo, for his part, is content to decorate a fairly conventional, intermittently entertaining crime chronicle with a bit of skin and a soupçon of pop sociology. There must be other ways to learn about pornography on the Internet.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Middle Men is an anxious film, but not in a good way, in that it doesn't generate suspense so much as dread.

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R. L. Shaffer

Considering the naughty subject matter, Middle Men is a shockingly dull affair.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
EightThirty .
28/12/2012 (DVD)
Cast: Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht, James Caan, Jacinda Barrett, Kevin Pollak, Laura Ramsey, Rade Serbedzija, Terry Crews, Kelsey Grammer… More
Manu Gino
Money. Sex. Murder. Greed. Corruption. A good movie based on a true story. The movie plot is quite interesting and the director picked some good decent actors… More
Everett Johnson
Very funny and highly entertaining! Luke Wilson's best since "Old School." Says it's based on a true story, but I'd say like 80… More
Cynthia S.
Very well made independent film that is equal parts comedy, drama, and true to life story....it's actually Boogie Nights and Social Network all wrapped up… More
William Dunmyer
"Middle Men" is a superficial but still fairly good dramatization of some of the events involved in the creation of Internet porn. Just about all… More