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Middle Men

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Middle Men | LADIES' MAN Luke Wilson makes an adults-only fortune in Middle Men
Rico Torres

Middle Men

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
Wide Release Date:
08/06/10
performer:
James Caan, Gabriel Macht, Giovanni Ribisi, Luke Wilson
director:
George Gallo
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
George Gallo
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C+

Based on the former life of one of its own producers, Middle Men stars Luke Wilson as Jack, a family guy who gets rich on late-1990s Internet porn. (His specialty is unsexy credit-card billing systems.) So perhaps it’s inevitable that this cranked-up drama wants it both ways. On the one hand, the movie revels in the world of skeevy Web entrepreneurs and the mobsters who demand a cut of the action. On the other, Jack comes out smelling like — well, maybe not like a rose, but certainly like a guy who anticipates his next career as a legit Hollywood producer. C+

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