• R, 1 hr. 52 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    George Gallo
    In Theaters:
    Aug 6, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 8, 2011
  • Paramount Pictures

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Middle Men Reviews

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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.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

July 25, 2011
Dave White
Movies.com

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

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 1/5

April 4, 2011
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

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

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 5/10

February 10, 2011
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a film that can't make up its mind what it wants to be: a comedy, a melodrama, a crime thriller, or a documentary.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

January 29, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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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 Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B-

January 3, 2011
Bob Westal
Bullz-Eye.com

Trust me when I say there is too much story here for a film that runs just over 100 minutes.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 25, 2010
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online

If it weren't for James Caan's shyster Las Vegas lawyer, the whole, um, pornucopia would be a complete waste of time. Best to think of this as Middling Men.

Full Review Source: Indie Movies Online | Original Score: 2.5/10

September 16, 2010
Marc Mohan
Oregonian

What could have been a complex portrait of a flawed man dealing with the perils of success ends up far less interesting.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: C+

September 10, 2010
Prairie Miller
Purple Revolver

Sex, Lies And MasterCard. An irreverent, strictly behind the scenes tabloid peep show about those thankfully unsung guys who perpetrated the online porn revolution, without ever taking their clothes off.

Full Review Source: Purple Revolver

August 16, 2010
Pam Grady
Boxoffice Magazine

Luke Wilson's terrific performance renders an uneasy hybrid of crime drama, comedy and ecommerce far more compelling than it otherwise would be.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

August 12, 2010
Brent Simon
Screen International

Hampered mightily by Luke Wilson's casting, Middle Men has energy and some sleazy fun around its edges, but critically fails to locate a sincere lasting feeling, be it titillation or trepidation.

Full Review Source: Screen International | Original Score: 2/5

August 12, 2010
Adam Keleman
Slant Magazine

Pretty much proffers everything you can want in a film based on the upstart company that brought porn to a computer screen near you.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

August 11, 2010
Michael Phillips
At the Movies
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I never got the feeling Gallo and company figured out how to compress and focus their stories.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

August 10, 2010
Pete Hammond
Back Stage

With outstanding performances from a brilliant ensemble cast, Middle Men turns out to be wickedly entertaining with some of the best acting you will see all year.

Full Review Source: Back Stage | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 6, 2010
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Far from a classic and won't tug at your heartstrings, but it manages to be captivating from top to bottom with a refreshingly sharp and funny screenplay, a great ensemble cast and a lively soundtrack.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 7.49/10

August 6, 2010
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 6, 2010
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Middle Men spins one heck of a yarn, so crazy it must be true.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

August 6, 2010
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

There's too much Scorsese-izing, and all the characters with the exception of Wilson and Ramsey's illicit lovers look as if they were drawn by a fifteen-year-old.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 6, 2010
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Zealously nasty fun which, surprisingly, ends on something of a note of upbeat grace and familial redemption...

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

August 6, 2010
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Kind of a mess.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

August 6, 2010
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