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Magic Mike

comedy, drama


The hot headliner at an all-male revue, Mike (Channing Tatum) takes a protégé to teach him the fine arts of dancing and picking up women.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    80%
  • Audience Score
    61%
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movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    80%
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  • Audience

    61%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Riddled with show-biz clichs, stick-figure studs and re-heated ideas, Magic Mike thrusts its junk in your face despite having a very empty G-string.

- Alonso Duralde, TheWrap, Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fresh: It's a nicely balanced blend of comedy, drama and athletic dancing that plies its trade with winking, unforced self-assurance.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, June 29, 2012

Fresh: 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.

- Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, Friday, June 29, 2012

Audience Reviews

3 stars

I like Steven Soderbergh's deconstructed style of film making but I don't think it'll ever lead to anything greater than mediocre/good. Magic Mike is a good drama, not the good comedy it was advertised as but I still enjoyed it, it was just nothing special. It's a shame really as it was a unique un-Hollywood story that could and should of had more impact.

- SirPant, Thursday, November 29, 2012

3 stars

I like Steven Soderbergh's deconstructed style of film making but I don't think it'll ever lead to anything greater than mediocre/good. Magic Mike is a good drama, not the good comedy it was advertised as but I still enjoyed it, it was just nothing special. It's a shame really as it was a unique un-Hollywood story that could and should of had more impact.

- SirPant, Thursday, November 29, 2012

2 stars

Work all day. Work it all night. Good movie! First let's get the nude issue out of the way. There is only one full frontal in the movie it's off to the side, is partially blocked and is probably faked. It's also very funny. There's mostly butt shots only but all are from Tatum, Pettyfer and Adam Rodriguez. This movie is not about the nudity. The movie moves slow (although I was never bored) and main events happen off screen or are never explained! Still the movie works. For one thing all the acting is good. I was surprised at how good Tatum was. I never thought he could act till this. He captures his character perfectly. Pettyfer was equally good as Adam. Even Matthew McConaughey was good as the group's owner named Dallas. The strip acts themselves are incredible. All the guys are in good shape and Tatum shows some moves that are jaw-dropping! However they're not shot in an exploited fashion. They're done in a matter of fact way that actually makes them seem quite funny. This movie shows us nothing new but it was well-made and entertaining. This is not just for women and gay men, I think everyone would enjoy it. Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

- MANUGINO, Thursday, November 8, 2012