Middle Men does not measure up

12 Feb


George Gallo’s Middle Men has all the ingredients to make a successful film, but it fails to execute at the right moments because it tries too hard to make Jack Harris (Luke Wilson) into a saint-like figure surrounded by a sea of porn stars, drugs, money, and the Russian mafia. The story is based on the true life events surrounding Christopher Mallick’s success with online billing services in the 1990s. It is a simple story about straight-laced businessman helping a couple of out of control misfits (Wayne and Buck) turn a simple idea into a multi-million dollar enterprise. Giovanni Ribisi and Gabriel Macht’s over the top performances are entertaining, but the film drags on and spends way too much time dealing with Jack’s marriage when it should focus on the action created by Wayne, Buck, and Nikita (Russian mob boss). Middle Men will find a home on a late night movie channel, but not on my Blu-Ray/DVD shelf.


Chuck’s Grade: C-

Adam’s Grade: N/A

3 Responses to “Middle Men does not measure up”

  1. Oxymoron Entertainment February 13, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    You forgot to mention “Epassporte” and Financial Fraud when talking about Christopher Mallick of Oxymoron Entertainment

  2. Mark S. February 17, 2013 at 1:00 am #

    This might be the worst movie review I’ve ever read. Next time you post one of your mind blowing movie reviews, try to at least get the main characters name right. You should try adapting some intelligent thought into properly critiquing a film. I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with you about whether or not this is a good movie, I’m just saying that you should find another day job. Please post some more reviews, our group hasn’t laughed like this in a while.

  3. Chuck February 17, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    Mark S.
    I appreciate your comment. Thanks for pointing out those two misspellings. My mistake. For some reason I combined Luke and Harris together in my head and came out with Lucas. I should have paid closer attention during my proof. My bad and I own it. As for your other comments, I respectfully disagree with your assessment. Peace

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