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Rated R · 110 min. · 2012


Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike is pretty funny. It's also well-paced, a lot smarter than it has to be and expertly directed. Mush-mouthed Channing Tatum plays Mike, a personable hunk who removes his clothes for money, taking a kid under his wing (Alex Pettyfer) and schooling him in stripping. Soderbergh is immersed in the male stripper milieu for Magic Mike, and he's interested in its details. He employs a patient style that seems stately in comparison to the subject matter, and transforms a cliché story into a unique Hollywood narrative about work.

See our full review: A stud is born: Steven Soderbergh's <i>Magic Mike</i> is stately

A stud is born: Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike is stately

Working from a cliché story about a goofy industry, Soderbergh employs a patient style that seems stately in comparison to the subject matter. »

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Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: Reid Carolin
Producer: Nick Wechsler, Gregory Jacobs, Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin
Cast: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Olivia Munn, Betsy Brandt, Mircea Monroe and Riley Keough


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