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Magic Mike Reviews

July 2, 2012
Soderbergh has created a spicy yet lucid, surgingly high-energy yet smartly modernistic musical.
June 30, 2012
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.
June 29, 2012
Does a better job of mixing Chippendales-style guilty pleasures with reality-based cautionary tales than you might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 29, 2012
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.
June 29, 2012
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?
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 29, 2012
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 29, 2012
Soderbergh's direction - he's also the cinematographer - is largely loose-limbed, the film enlivened with bravura moments, including a decidedly spacey, eye-twisting orgy scene near the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 29, 2012
What Soderbergh and producer/star Tatum are shooting for here is a portrait of a subculture, and that portrait crackles with energy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 29, 2012
It's one of the year's best surprises, and so is its frequently underrated star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 29, 2012
Steven Soderbergh's breezy dramedy serves up something for every taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 29, 2012
It's a nicely balanced blend of comedy, drama and athletic dancing that plies its trade with winking, unforced self-assurance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2012
"Magic Mike" is so much better than it needs to be that it's sick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 28, 2012
An entertaining workplace comedy with a dark (and well-oiled) underbelly and some predictable romance to leaven the raunch and swagger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2012
At the very least, it is exceptional and one of the best and most original pictures to come along in 2012.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 28, 2012
If filmmaker Soderbergh had paid as much attention to relationship dynamics as he does to dance number mechanics, this film would have gotten closer to living up to the magic in its name.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 28, 2012
Half wish-fulfillment fantasy, half after-school special, Magic Mike is in many ways an unserious movie -- but like many of Soderbergh's slicker entertainments, it's not without its moments of substance.
June 28, 2012
Riddled with show-biz clichés, stick-figure studs and re-heated ideas, Magic Mike thrusts its junk in your face despite having a very empty G-string.
June 28, 2012
A weirdly guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 28, 2012
A smoothly distilled collaboration that balances Mr. Tatum's heat and charm - and ambitions that are as transparent as Mike's - with Mr. Soderbergh's cool, cinematic intelligence and ongoing preoccupations.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 28, 2012
Though Tatum's moves will put butts in the seats, it's his blues that brings a surprisingly dramatic twist to all that sweaty flesh.
June 28, 2012
The film's portrait of self-delusion and gradual awakening makes for compelling viewing, even if it's eventually somewhat undercut by a pop-romance ending that seems undeservedly tidy.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 28, 2012
It's a lighthearted girls' night out movie and a funhouse mirror turned on American sexual attitudes and economic anxieties.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2012
Director Steven Soderbergh makes sure his movie about male strippers is packed with pecs. But there's plenty more beneath its well-oiled surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 28, 2012
The first part of the film is raunchy fun, but Magic Mike slowly degenerates into a simplistic cautionary fable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 28, 2012
It's guilty of some sleight-of-hand hokum, but in pulling the rug from under the norm, "Magic Mike" turns a trick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2012
A movie in which the most nuanced performance is given by a body part has real problems.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 28, 2012
Magic Mike may carry a big shtick, but it speaks softly in unexpected ways.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2012
Magic Mike looks great, and Soderbergh's offhand approach to composition cuts through some of the clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 28, 2012
Purest corn, "Magic Mike" nonetheless has a human pulse and a sense of humor to go along with its willingness to entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 28, 2012
"Magic Mike" starts as fun and grows steadily darker; Soderbergh and cast tell a realistic, vivid story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 27, 2012
I think "Magic Mike" is a fascinating film, one of [Soderbergh's] best in recent years.
June 27, 2012
For those who want to surrender to a good time, let these well-drawn fellas and Soderbergh's attention to detail entertain you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 27, 2012
Steven Soderbergh's funny, exhilarating, down-and-dirty celebration of a different breed of costumed superstud...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 27, 2012
Like any good strip tease, the film has a way of clouding your judgment. Though it may not have you throwing dollar bills at the screen, it is likely to leave a smile on your face.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 27, 2012
Magic Mike is an allegory and its appeal lies in part in its message. You don't have to be a stripper to recognize what the filmmakers are saying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 27, 2012
"Magic Mike" has much in common with previous Soderbergh efforts in that it glides along at a terrifically entertaining pace.
June 27, 2012
McConaughey goes for broke, rolling and writhing on the stage while women grab at him and throw cash. I would've handed over my credit card.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 26, 2012
If Magic Mike doesn't quite attain the hedonistic stature of twin cautionary tales Boogie Nights and the campy Showgirls, it can't be faulted for wanting to satisfy on a deeper level.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 26, 2012
The few moments wherein Magic Mike calls American institutions into question are undercut and overshadowed by the film's dated insistence on the dream of legitimacy.
June 26, 2012
[Tatum is] just mesmerizing: confident, creative, acrobatic and, above all, seductive. `Cause that's the whole point.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 25, 2012
Arguably the raunchiest, funniest and most enjoyably nonjudgmental American movie about selling sex since Boogie Nights, its obvious if considerably darker precursor.
June 25, 2012
Tatum, Soderbergh and team appreciate the real reason audiences showed up, and the film provides just enough character and plot to validate the plentiful pecs and abundant buns that serve as its main attraction.