A dramatic comedy set in the world of male strippers, "Magic Mike" is directed by Academy Award(R)-winning director Steven Soderbergh ("Traffic") and stars Channing Tatum in a story inspired by his real life. The film follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.
- Steven Soderbergh
- Reid Carolin
- Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Riley Keough, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn
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?Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 06.29.2012
Soderbergh has created a spicy yet lucid, surgingly high-energy yet smartly modernistic musical.Richard Brody, New Yorker, 07.01.2012
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.Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, 07.02.2012
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 taleAndrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile, 07.20.2012