Magic Mike


Action / Comedy / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 118005


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Joe Manganiello as Big Dick Richie
Olivia Munn as Joanna
Channing Tatum as Magic Mike
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Movie Reviews

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

Reviewed by cinemajesty 7 / 10

In colors of flesh and money

"What can we do with seven hours?" (until breakfast reference), when the line drops at the end of "Magic Mike" directed by Steven Soderbergh putting the title giving main character, performed by gone-fishing Channing Tatum in his element, in a life changing situation with actress Cody Horn, it becomes that the movie rushed to the finish line with the perfect matching song of Foreigner's "It Feels Like First Time". Thanks to the director deep-understanding of his characters desires "Magic Mike" becomes a smash hit at the U.S. box office in Summer 2012 with a minimalistic independence budget of 7 million U.S. Dollars.

Steven Soderbergh, being his own cinematographer and doing the editorials, brings the story of struggling Mike about to become a male stripper in the depth of Florida State under money-focused surveillance of Matthew McConaughey portrait of Dallas seconding Tom Cruise performance of Frank T.J. Mackey in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia" (1999) with extra charm and sense of the seducing spectacle instead of dismantling lectures of women's secret male fantasies before Steven Soderbergh ingeniously cuts the scene abruptly to tell Magic Mike's story coming out of bed taking a leak.

The film's story that involves has the simplicity of a classic, no bull-shitting, straight forward coverage and action beats of dancing tainted and shaved males in a Tampa underground strip club, where the character of Dallas rules with iron fist. Magic Mike becomes all the benefits after having his breakthrough performance on stage with close to break dance act, earning respect and fortune of whole crew before Alex Pettyfer in the character of Adam breaks the bound of the team with over-driving the giving parameters of male stripping job in drugs and money flushing debts.

"Magic Mike" shares an humanized look on a niche of never-stop struggling working class in the United States, which makes the movie a piece of entertainment enduring its distribution windows to this day and furthermore accelerated the careers of every cast and crew member involved in the projects and least for some quality time before struggle for novelty financing outside the Hollywood system all over again, in which respectably speaking has become Director Steven Soderbergh a master in his own right since his sky-rocketing independent debut "Sex, Lies and Videotape" at 1989er edition of the Cannes Film Festival, struggling his way every since up and down nevertheless to top in season 2000/2001 with the "Erin Brockovich" and "Traffic" double bill, beating Ridley Scott, Ang Lee and arguably the critic's choice from theater-coming Stephen Daldry in AMPAS votes at the 73rd edition of the Academy Awards.

It leaves me as specter in awe to watch the upcoming project "Lucky Logan", collaborating once again with actor Channing Tatum surrounded by another diversity of casting choices, all up front Daniel Craig in the role of Joe Bang, soon to be released, after the director's abstinence of the circuit for four years.

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