June 28, 2012
Critics Consensus: Ted Is Funny and Crude, Magic Mike Is Certified Fresh
This week at the movies, we've got an uncouth stuffed toy (Ted, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis); striptease artists (Magic Mike, starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey); a family secret (People Like Us, starring Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks); and a defensive granny (Madea's Witness Protection, starring Tyler Perry and Eugene Levy). Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane makes his big screen directorial debut with Ted, and critics say this vulgar, sometimes touching comedy retains the irreverent spirit of his TV work. Magic Mike might look like just another pretty face, but don't be fooled -- critics say this hunky drama/comedy has a heart and a brain too.