Parents' Guide to

Middle Men

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

History of the Internet porn industry; not for kids.

Movie R 2010 105 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

good when there older

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (4):

Written and directed by George Gallo, MIDDLE MEN spins one heck of a yarn, so crazy it must be true. Even so, it cheats a few details and simplifies a few things, such as making it look as if these characters are in charge of the entire Internet porn industry. Viewers looking for facts and specifics will be disappointed, but viewers looking for a good story will be hooked.

Gallo does a fine job of keeping things off kilter, using his large cast of characters like chess pieces, constantly attacking and under attack throughout. The movie plants Jack as the moral center, using his narration as a commentary on all the sleazy events and keeping him focused on the eventual goal of returning to his family. But the real draw here is the seductive power of quick wealth, easy sex, and limitless glamour. This could be a flaw in the movie's makeup, but it's a powerful one.

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