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      The Middle Man

      2021 1 hr. 35 min. Drama Comedy List
      74% 27 Reviews Tomatometer 60% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Frank Farrelli takes on the job as a middle man in the God-forsaken town of Karmack, USA, a community in a depression so deep that they need a middle man to professionally communicate more of the bad news. Read More Read Less

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      Paul M Interesting premise but a bad movie Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Anton Bitel Sight & Sound ...The Middle Man shows the dreamy artifice behind the MAGA yearning for past prosperity. Here, very real brokenness and misery are refashioned as individual psychosis and collective fiction, and responsibility as something to be escaped. Mar 15, 2023 Full Review Wendy Ide Observer (UK) Feels oddly rootless, never quite persuading as a piece of small-town Americana. Still, it is ruefully entertaining and looks terrific, with a colour palette of sullen blues and ill-natured yellows. Rated: 3/5 Mar 12, 2023 Full Review Kevin Maher Times (UK) It’s like a cast-off Coen Brothers idea that’s trying hopelessly to say something meaningful about work and the neutralising impact it has on our inner lives... The “meaningful” pauses frustrate, while the flab between scenes is intolerable. Rated: 1/5 Mar 10, 2023 Full Review Crockett Houghton Film Inquiry The Middle Man was a happy surprise that is fun and heartfelt, tragic and funny. Mar 19, 2023 Full Review Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall The story unfolds with big wrinkles that draw out deeper themes. This sometimes leaves the film feeling dour and rather grim, but the underlying honesty is powerfully involving, forcing us to look inside ourselves. Rated: 3.5/5 Mar 15, 2023 Full Review Edward Porter Sunday Times (UK) ... A moderately enjoyable yarn. Rated: 3/5 Mar 13, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Frank Farrelli takes on the job as a middle man in the God-forsaken town of Karmack, USA, a community in a depression so deep that they need a middle man to professionally communicate more of the bad news.
      Director
      Bent Hamer
      Screenwriter
      Bent Hamer, Lars Saabye Christensen, Bent Hamer
      Production Co
      Bulbul Films, The Film Farm, Profile Pictures
      Genre
      Drama, Comedy
      Original Language
      English