Middle Men (2010)

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


Movie Info

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 living solving other people's problems. Wayne Beering (Ribisi) and Buck Dolby (Macht) were two technological innovators with a plan to make a mint by selling pornography online. When Jack met Wayne and Buck, it was a match made in money heaven. Before long the trio was … More

Rating: R (for strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and violence)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: George Gallo, Andy Weiss
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 8, 2011
Box Office: $0.7M
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Jack Harris

as Wayne Beering

as Buck Dolby

as Jerry Haggerty

as Diana Harris

as Curt Allmans

as Audrey Dawns

as Nikita Sokoloff

as James

as Frank Griffin

as Ivan Sokoloff

as Louie LA LA

as Morgan

as Denny Z

as U.S. Senator

as U.S. Senator

as Raven Swallows

as Alexandra Raines

as Hard Rock Hotel Host

as Bill Romero

as Adam (5 months)

as Michael (age 9)

as Young Jack (age 15)

as Screaming Mother

as Goth Kid

as Woman in Vet's Offic...

as Supervisor

as Bartender

as Receptionist

as Secretary

as Josh Posner

as Towncar Driver

as Towncar Driver

as Russian Thug #1

as Cousin Yuri

as Teenage Michael

as Dean Loomis

as Farmer

as Herself

as News Reporter

as News Reporter #2

as Pakistani Terrorist

as Bar Patron

as AVN Bartender

as AVN Bartender

as AVN Guest #1

as Arresting Officer

as Jessie "River Dancer...

as Sacred Hooker

as Cocktail Waitress

as Nikita Sokoloff
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Critic Reviews for Middle Men

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (19)

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.

Full Review… | January 3, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 10, 2010
At the Movies
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 6, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

Kind of a mess.

Full Review… | August 6, 2010
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 6, 2010
New York Post
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 6, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Middle Men

28/12/2012 (DVD)

EightThirty
EightThirty .

Super Reviewer

½

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 to play the parts. Ribisi and Wilson were great. Ending was excellent!

In 1995, everyone had a VCR, music was sold in record stores, and the world-wide-web was a new found discovery. Businessman Jack Harris (Luke Wilson) had the perfect life a beautiful family and a successful career fixing problem companies. Then he met Wayne Beering (Giovanni Ribisi) and Buck Dolby (Gabriel Macht), two genius but troubled men, who had invented the way adult entertainment is sold over the internet. When Jack agrees to help steer their business, he soon finds himself caught between a 23 year-old porn star and the FBI all the while becoming one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs of his time. Witness a story so outrageous, you won't believe it's true. A story that proves business is a lot like sex getting in is easy, pulling out is hard.

MANUGINO
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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 in one really good film. Great performances by Luke Wilson and Giovanni Ribisi (my fave). Even though it's about the porn industry, and there is lots of nudity throughout (be warned), it really has little to do with sex. Good movie!

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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