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Middle Men (2010) 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… 2010-08-06 Mystery and Thriller James Caan Gabriel Macht Giovanni Ribisi Luke Wilson Paramount Pictures
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Middle Men (2010)

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Middle Men | LADIES' MAN Luke Wilson makes an adults-only fortune in Middle Men
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LADIES' MAN Luke Wilson makes an adults-only fortune in Middle Men
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Aug 06, 2010; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: James Caan, Gabriel Macht, Giovanni Ribisi and Luke Wilson; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

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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Originally posted Aug 04, 2010 Published in issue #1115 Aug 13, 2010 Order article reprints