Middle Men

Critic Score

40%

User Score

56%
In theaters Aug 06, 2010
R, 1 hr. 52 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: 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
Director: George Gallo
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 52 min.
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Theater Release: Aug 06, 2010
DVD Release: Feb 08, 2011

Cast

Luke Wilson

Jack Harris
Giovanni Ribisi

Wayne Beering
Gabriel Macht

Buck Dolby
James Caan

Jerry Haggerty
Jacinda Barrett

Diana Harris
Kevin Pollak

Curt Allmans
Laura Ramsey

Audrey Dawns
Rade Serbedzija

Nikita Sokoloff
Kelsey Grammer

Frank Griffin

Critic Reviews

Consensus: Middle Men benefits from a solid cast, particularly Luke Wilson, but its muddled script lets them down.
  • 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. More...
  • I never got the feeling Gallo and company figured out how to compress and focus their stories. More...
  • 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. More...
  • Kind of a mess. More...
  • This very well-acted, often amusing and dirty-minded hard-R film still stands out in a sea of market-driven blandness. More...
  • Middle Men is an anxious film, but not in a good way, in that it doesn't generate suspense so much as dread. More...
  • Gallo has the start of a good story here, but he can't find an original way to explore it. More...
  • Take away the nudity and sleaze, and at its heart Middle Men is about billing. No wonder it needed all the jiggling. More...
  • Think Boogie Nights meets Casino, though it's not likely to make the lasting impression of either seminal film. More...
  • [A] frenetic jumble of subplots and sleazy characters... More...

User Reviews

  • 28/12/2012 (DVD)
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cast: Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht, James Caan, Jacinda Barrett, Kevin Pollak, Laura Ramsey, Rade Serbedzija, Terry Crews, Kelsey...
  • 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 percent of it is...
  • "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...
  • "What starts in laughter, ends in tears." In "Middle Men," Wayne(Giovanni Ribisi), a disgraced veterinarian, and Buck(Gabriel Macht, of "Suits"), a...
  • "Middle Men" actually surprised me. Though there was room for improvement (the film was extremely predictable), the acting was high quality for such a...
  • Some actors just don't get the recognition they deserve. I don't know what it is that has made Owen the bigger star than Luke, but if anything,...
  • Really interesting story - also I thought Giovanni Ribisi stood out and gave a great performance.