Middle Men Reviews

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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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
August 6, 2010
Kind of a mess.
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.
August 6, 2010
Gallo has the start of a good story here, but he can't find an original way to explore it.
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?
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.
August 5, 2010
The filmmaker beats his audience over the head, spelling things out in such a blas 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.
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