Middle Men Reviews

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October 25, 2019
If you're not turned off by a standard-issue subplot about the Valley of temptation, then click ENTER to watch some hot and witty business thriller action.
January 11, 2018
But the glib, gimmicky narration (i.e., the aforementioned "a better way for guys to jack off"-yawn), delivered in Wilson's vegetative monotone, leaves the film lumpy and uneven and often dull.
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.
April 4, 2011
Save yourself the trouble of watching it and just check out Goodfellas instead.
February 10, 2011
Considering the naughty subject matter, Middle Men is a shockingly dull affair.
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.
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.
September 25, 2010
Trust me when I say there is too much story here for a film that runs just over 100 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 10, 2010
I never got the feeling Gallo and company figured out how to compress and focus their stories.
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.
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.
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 soupon of pop sociology. There must be other ways to learn about pornography on the Internet.
August 6, 2010
Middle Men spins one heck of a yarn, so crazy it must be true.
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.
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