Magic Mike
Magic Mike (2012)

Set in the world of male strippers, Magic Mike is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Channing Tatum in a story inspired by his real life. The film follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Pettyfer) under his wing… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 29, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2012
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Magic Mike's sensitive direction, smart screenplay, and strong performances allow audiences to have their beefcake and eat it too.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

Soderbergh has created a spicy yet lucid, surgingly high-energy yet smartly modernistic musical.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The dance numbers, choreographed by Allison Faulk, are inventive and athletic, but not really erotic; Soderbergh never lets you forget that, for these men, dancing is above all a job.

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Sarah Marrs

... the real stand out is Matthew McConaughey, who throws himself into the role of stripper-turned-MC Dallas.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Tatum, whose talents have been the subject of debate, also makes Mike genuinely affecting, not to mention articulate within the bounds of a sketchy script.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Magic Mike has a conventional structure, yet a teasing question percolates beneath: If selling yourself is as much fun as this movie makes it look, what could be wrong with it?

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Kiva Reardon
Cinema Scope

While it is based in a kernel of a potentially compelling idea, Magic Mike feels rushed, unplanned and-pardon-half-assed.

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Eric D. Snider

Does a better job of mixing Chippendales-style guilty pleasures with reality-based cautionary tales than you might expect.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

If you're looking for a romance with 100 percent prime beefcake? Get your singles out and ready, ladies. "Magic Mike" is in the house.

Jac Kern
Cincinnati CityBeat

Despite my still-firm stance that real-life male exotic dancers are more humorous and depressing than sexy, the movie surprised me.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
The steady direction and great performances contribute to make this an engaging drama about two male strippers whose lives move in opposite directions of the… More
Ping Chu
Classic Sodebergh dialog. The pacing is a bit odd, but so is reality, and I think that's basically the point. Despite Mathhew Moconaghey(sp.) having a… More
Christian C
At first, the movie was so slow that I thought it wasn't about what I expected it to be about. ...Then, it was. Good story, but not portrayed as… More
Thomas Johnston
It is all that could be expected by a film like this! Just like the subject matter - cheesy and questionable! lol
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Except the bravery concept of making this movie and having such a wonderful cast, 'Magic Mike' for me is just a decent entertainment movie that… More
Nate Zoebl
After all the hype and the derision from my friends, I finally saw Steven Soderbergh's male stripper opus Magic Mike, and it does not pain me to say, as a… More