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Middle Men Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
July 25, 2011
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.
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Save yourself the trouble of watching it and just check out Goodfellas instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
R. L. Shaffer
February 10, 2011
Considering the naughty subject matter, Middle Men is a shockingly dull affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 29, 2011
...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 | Original Score: 5/10
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
January 3, 2011
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 | Original Score: B-
Bob Westal
September 25, 2010
Trust me when I say there is too much story here for a film that runs just over 100 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
September 16, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/10
Marc Mohan
September 10, 2010
What could have been a complex portrait of a flawed man dealing with the perils of success ends up far less interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Prairie Miller
Purple Revolver
August 16, 2010
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.
Pam Grady
Boxoffice Magazine
August 12, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Screen International
August 12, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Keleman
Slant Magazine
August 11, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Phillips
At the Movies
August 10, 2010
I never got the feeling Gallo and company figured out how to compress and focus their stories.
Pete Hammond
Back Stage
August 6, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
August 6, 2010
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 | Original Score: 7.49/10
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
August 6, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
August 6, 2010
Middle Men spins one heck of a yarn, so crazy it must be true.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 6, 2010
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.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
August 6, 2010
Zealously nasty fun which, surprisingly, ends on something of a note of upbeat grace and familial redemption...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 6, 2010
Kind of a mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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