Magic Mike Reviews

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Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
July 29, 2012
The crotch fireworks from the dance sequences are huge but once they settle the plot is as thin as a piece of material going up a male exotic dancer's backside.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 29, 2012
...the meandering atmosphere [is] eventually (and perhaps inevitably) exacerbated by a reliance on eye-rollingly hackneyed elements and plot developments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
July 29, 2012
After its overly drawn out introduction (featuring far too much stripping), the movie rushes in its final stages.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
July 28, 2012
You go to see seven spectacularly formed male bodies but the movie turns out to be all sculpted, too. Soderbergh's best film since Erin Brockovich
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Tim Martain
The Mercury
July 27, 2012
Come for the half-naked hunky guys, stay for the expertly crafted story and gorgeous direction. No, I said "direction", now get your mind out of the gutter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 27, 2012
Thankfully, there's enough of a decent story shoe-horned in between all the gyrations and abdominal close-ups to keep Magic Mike from turning into an unofficial update of The Full Monty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
July 26, 2012
Magic Mike is solid if slight, with some good laughs, interesting characters and career-best turns from Tatum and McConaughey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alice Tynan
The Vine
July 26, 2012
Magic Mike isn't going for heart like The Fully Monty; it's going for titillation, with a small side of post-GFC commentary if you care to look.
July 25, 2012
Magic Mike works with a Boogie Nights-esque structure, showcasing a glowing cash-strewn catwalk empire before eventually urinating all over it.
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
July 24, 2012
Magic Mike features great performances from Tatum and McConaughey; it's well guided by the assured directorial eye of Soderbergh but the slavishly conventional resolution made me keep the larger bills in my pocket.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
July 23, 2012
The boy can move, and, in news that will be only barely significant to much of the audience, can act pretty well too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
July 21, 2012
On the scale of chick flicks, Magic Mike is probably a 10, combining large quantities of male stripping action in a nightclub setting and a soppy romantic tale
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
July 21, 2012
Plenty of entertainment value and some titillation especially for female audiences, even if it does not quite provide the orgasmic hit we crave
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 20, 2012
Dropping dollar bills on a bank loan officer's desk is more humiliating than tucking them into a dancer's G-string in this wily crowd-pleaser...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Eric Henderson
WCCO.com
July 17, 2012
Gah, bare flesh pecs on screen drool cup need quick!!
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
July 16, 2012
Tatum elevates to star level with this performance. He gives his all (and his clothes) to the energetic stripper routines, but he adds a surprising emotional punch to the drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
July 15, 2012
Certainly delivers on its promise to titillate but doesn't offer anything much different than the 1981 TV movie For Ladies Only -- audiences apparently still craving the same old song and lapdance.
Mark Clark
What Culture
July 15, 2012
Steven Soderbergh follows the by the numbers Haywire with a flashily choreographed but ultimately, emotionally flat look at the world of male strippers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
July 15, 2012
Go in search of hen-party diversions and you will be disappointed. Venture out in search of blotched, stylish pseudo-realism and you should be modestly satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
July 14, 2012
The film isn't especially original and takes few real risks.
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