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Middle Men Reviews

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August 6, 2010
This very well-acted, often amusing and dirty-minded hard-R film still stands out in a sea of market-driven blandness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 6, 2010
Director George Gallo embraces the gamey porn scene with gusto: There's oodles of nudity, of course (and lots of over-inflated breastage).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 6, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2/4
August 6, 2010
Gallo has the start of a good story here, but he can't find an original way to explore it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 6, 2010
[S]poradically satisfying... If this tale of rags to riches to major felonies has a familiar feel to it, it's that it feels Scorsese-lite...
August 6, 2010
Gallo's self-consciously overstated direction feeds the impression that he's trying to remake Goodfellas...can we all agree by now that the use of "Sympathy for the Devil" in crime pictures ought to be outlawed?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 6, 2010
Middle Men would be lucky to rise to the median of a list of the films released in 2010. It's actually pretty far below "middle."
August 6, 2010
Take away the nudity and sleaze, and at its heart Middle Men is about billing. No wonder it needed all the jiggling.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 5, 2010
Think Boogie Nights meets Casino, though it's not likely to make the lasting impression of either seminal film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 5, 2010
The filmmaker beats his audience over the head, spelling things out in such a blasť manner even those excited at the prospect of seeing naked women wriggle across the screen are going to come out afterwards feeling looked down upon and abused.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 5, 2010
[A] frenetic jumble of subplots and sleazy characters...
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 5, 2010
Professional fixer tries to protect two creeps who helped develop Internet porn from predatory gangsters and crooks. Mixed-up morality tale should have had more impact.
August 5, 2010
What was meant to be a wild ride through the seedy underbelly of the early Internet instead becomes a tepid wallow amid a slew of unsavory but resolutely uninteresting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 5, 2010
A squandered opportunity to tell what may have been an interesting story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
August 5, 2010
The rise of online porn is simply the hook for a thoroughly rote mixed-up-with-the-mob drama that overdoes all the obvious cliches
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 5, 2010
It is more proof that the influence of TV-style superficiality -- undramatic pacing, routine imagery -- has ruined the imagination of both filmgoers and filmmakers.
August 5, 2010
A highly entertaining, flawed, ripped-off-and-reassembled carnival of sleaze.
August 5, 2010
It builds to a dud of a climax and, ultimately rises and falls (more often, falling) on the performance by Luke Wilson.
August 5, 2010
So pushy and distracted it may as well have pop-up ads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 4, 2010
A colorful supporting cast gives this uneven Internet porn saga a potent boost.
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