Magic Mike

2012

Action / Comedy / Drama

130
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 118898

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Cast

Joe Manganiello as Big Dick Richie
Olivia Munn as Joanna
Channing Tatum as Magic Mike
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1hr 50 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by afertak 4 / 10

Too much of one's ego and no director on sight to take hold on it:(

Well, well, well... I went on to see it thinking "You can't just get enough of pretty naked men". As it appeared I was wrong. First of all: although Channing Tatum here actually played his part instead of just being on the screen, I've had too much of his ego after first 40 minutes. Second: none of the cast, except for Matt McConaughey and Matt Bomer, was visible enough to create a full-blooded character. I will not mention their bad preparation, because I can't believe that you cannot teach Joe Manganiello how to dance. And third: it is really sad not to see the director's work. It seems like no one red the script to notice how bad it was, when it comes to structure and building characters. I got an impression that for some, money and wild party were the only reason to take part in this project. As far as I'm concerned, I'd like to see more of "Let's make a good film" attitude rather than purely "Let's make loads of money from girls shy enough not to go into strip club"... It made me sad - I was counting on something that would be a start of amazing acting careers for Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez and Alex Pettyfer. Well, in my opinion this film won't help. Period.

Reviewed by teninchhero 8 / 10

There's more

We get introduced to a unknown world of male stripping, the business, the marketing & what's going on backstage. I got into this film with my girlfriend, thinking it was just hot guys rubbing faces with their groins. But very soon i started noticing depth. This movie isn't about the stripping; it's about the life of the strippers. it's about how a seemingly troubled young man gets involved in the business, and how to cope his new found life. It's about a guy who's already been in the business long enough to want to get out and how to cope with other realities. It's about love, friendship, drugs, anger, joy, fear.

I think the movie catches some of the moments and emotions and makes them real. I don't believe in happy endings, i believe in realism, and on some levels this movie delivers just that.

I'm rating this 8/10 for reasons above mentioned. Though I didn't like some parts om Channings acting nor the coldness of Alex Pettyfer, who would like a friend like that?

Reviewed by Vincent Smith (huntersmithx) 10 / 10

A fun and meaningful getaway.

In anticipation for Logan Lucky this weekend, I've decided to look back at 2012, which in my opinion, is one of the best highlight reels for cinema of this century. From the top 3 highest grossing films (The Dark Knight Rises/Skyfall/The Avengers), to award winners (Argo/Silver Linings Playbook/Django Unchained), and the foreclosure of one of the worst book to film cash cows in recent history (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2). That year; Magic Mike didn't score well with mainstream audiences due to it's marketable lead in a film that was more than just an estrogen catering piece, but received substantial reviews sitting at an 81% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Much of the film's success lies on the shoulders of director Steven Soderbergh. He has been a huge inspiration to me in filmmaking. In 1989 at age 26, he was the youngest director to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Sex, Lies, and Videotape. His directorial style is transparent in his films that range from obscure art house pictures to critically acclaimed masterpieces, that like Magic Mike, thread art house and blockbuster mechanics together into a coherent whole.

What me and many other people who enjoyed Magic Mike can agree with- the directing, lighting, editing, and soundtrack all fuse together.

This film displays some of the best cinematography I've seen in modern film; vivid spotlights and camera angles centered around dances on the Fourth Of July and Mike flaunting his hip hop swagger in a black vest, Mike and his friends partying after a night of stripping and foreplay, and an ecstasy infused nightclub sequence- mixing a variety of color palettes and close up angles makes the environment of Tampa, Florida a breathing entity which is a skill Steven has been parading since Traffic.

On the surface; it's a story we've seen before and but how it's executed when you consider how it's subject material has been bastardized by the likes of Showgirls and Striptease, that is something to be honored.

Mike and Adam are the most real characters in the film, as they struggle with realizing their dreams and the perception of their lives as male strippers by other people, including Adam's sister Brooke.

Matthew McConaughey fires on all cylinders as Dallas. Before his more depth driven work, he had been phoning it in with a thread of forgettable romantic comedies. Matthew strikes an equilibrium between the 2 personas. Aside from Cody Horn's mousy bored as hell performance as Brooke, the whole cast is a delight.

Down to brass tacs; Magic Mike is an underrated masterpiece, and among Soderbergh's best, reminding us of an important lesson in quality movie watching- Don't judge a book by it's cover.

Grade- A

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