MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 750 this week

Middle Men (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  6 August 2010 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 31,401 users   Metascore: 60/100
Reviews: 31 user | 59 critic | 20 from Metacritic.com

Chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals and struggles not to drown in a sea of conmen, mobsters, drug addicts, and pornstars.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 16 Jul 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 08 Dec 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 27 Oct 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 24 Nov 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Middle Men" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Middle Men (2009)

Middle Men (2009) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Middle Men.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Bo Durant, a volatile, working-class gearhead, sees himself trapped in a world with few possibilities but when he falls off his stepdaughter's bike, suffers a concussion, stops eating, and ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Goodman
Stars: Gabriel Macht, Tony Rocha, Chaney Kley
Middle Man (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Chris Witherspoon
Stars: Chris Witherspoon, Kate Duyn, Todd A. Robinson
Tenure (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A college professor competes for tenure with a hot-shot female colleague.

Director: Mike Million
Stars: Luke Wilson, Gretchen Mol, David Koechner
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A pregnant woman fears for her unborn child's life if she doesn't avenge a supernatural entity.

Director: Predrag Antonijevic
Stars: Rebecca Da Costa, Milo Ventimiglia, Andie MacDowell
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.

Director: George Gallo
Stars: Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Kevin Pollak
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child worn beyond his years. Together they invent the family they've always needed.

Director: Brian Crano
Stars: Jason Ritter, Jake Sandvig, Chandler Canterbury
Biography | Crime | Drama

Based on the life story of MrH - MrH is the fixer and go between in the world of crime - See his life unfold through the years with all the ups and downs - Will he survive to tell the story?

Director: Philip Howard
Stars: Kara Tointon, Jan Anderson, Neil Stuke
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Henry Poole moves in to a house in his old neighborhood, to spend what he believes are his remaining days alone. The discovery of a "miracle" by a nosy neighbor ruptures his solitude and restores his faith in life.

Director: Mark Pellington
Stars: Luke Wilson, George Lopez, Radha Mitchell
1 Out of 7 (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Runaway teen Lexi find herself alone and pregnant on the streets. Seemingly beyond hope, she must turn to Devon, a woman with her own demons, to help her find a way back from her past mistakes.

Director: York Alec Shackleton
Stars: Laura Ramsey, Toby Hemingway, Vivica A. Fox
Whiteout (2009)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko tracks a killer in Antarctica, as the sun is about to set for six months.

Director: Dominic Sena
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Tom Skerritt
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

101 Ways (the things a girl will do to keep her Volvo) chronicles the epic adventures of Watson (Wendy Hoopes), a struggling young writer who moves to the quiet suburbs to write her first ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer B. Katz
Stars: Wendy Hoopes, Jayce Bartok, Richard Bean
Comedy

Two NYC rival mobsters hire the same young kid to write their autobiographies while hiding from the feds and double crossers within their ranks

Director: George Gallo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby are drugged out geniuses with lots of ideas but they can never seem to get their act together. But when they come up with the idea to create a porn site - and charge for it (the first ever site to do so), their idea may be too lucrative for them to handle. Straight-laced business man, Jack Harris, is brought in to team up with them and turn their profitable idea into a legit business. Making money in the pornography industry is pretty easy, but staying true to yourself when surrounded by that much wealth, luxury, sex, crime and temptations, is much harder. Written by napierslogs

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Business is a lot like sex ... getting in is easy, pulling out is hard. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arabulucu  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$325,641 (USA) (6 August 2010)

Gross:

$723,714 (USA) (20 August 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film reunites George Gallo with John Ashton and Robert Forster since their participation in Trapped in Paradise (1994) and 29th Street (1991) respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Buck and Wayne are looking at their computer after their first sale in 1997, the blue and green task bar of Windows XP, which was not released until 2001, is clearly visible at the bottom of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Jack Harris: Hey do we wanna get the money or do we wanna break this guy's legs? I say we get the money, you know?
See more »

Connections

References The Untouchables (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Written by Chris Hughes (as Christopher Hughes), Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley
Performed by Tears for Fears
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Middle Men" is caught in between a documentary and pornography
19 February 2011 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

In "Middle Men", Luke Wilson is a man caught in the middle between legitimate businesses and pornography. Both he and the film are caught somewhere between a documentary and a porno. With an interesting enough story about the beginnings of internet commerce, the film probably gets enough facts right to be able to say, "based on a true story".

Giovanni Ribisi and Gabriel Macht humorously play two drugged out "geniuses" with lots of ideas but no sense. When they create internet commerce and apply it to pornography they need straight man Jack Harris (Wilson) to turn it into a legit business. But before long they get him caught up in a world of money, drugs and porn stars, and then everybody needs help climbing out of that. Even the film. It loses some of its structure as we meet Russian mobsters, beautiful women and more money than you can even keep track of.

"Middle Men" is particularly well acted and interesting enough especially about a recent historical story that isn't very well known, that it can mostly be forgiven for its poor structure and confusion of genres. In between the documentary and pornography, we have comedy, crime and drama, and most other genres you can name.


13 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Question about Audrey Dawns whtevr84
Who was Audrey Dawns based on? dea74
Based on a true story LEHanes72
No Goofs for this movie? PLCTheCd
How can I watch this??? matt_66
Pornstars stewey-griffin
Discuss Middle Men (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page