One Minute Movie Review: ‘Magic Mike’
July 15, 2012 by cd
“Magic Mike” is a well-made male strippers movie starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer and Michael McConaughey, and directed by Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brokovich, Traffic).
Main Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey
Supporting Cast: Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Olivia Munn
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Released By: Viva International
MTRCB Rating: R-13
Synopsis: Set in the world of male strippers, Magic Mike is directed by Steven Soderbergh 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 (Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money. –Warner Bros.
The Positive: Matthew McConaughey delivers the best performance of his career in playing the role of a domineering ex-stripper and club owner. Lead stars Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer, who portrayed the role of a veteran and new stripper, respectively, seem to also score their career-best, thanks to the brilliant docu-style direction of Soderbergh and a clever screenplay by Reid Carolin. A best supporting actor nomination for McConaughey come Oscar season is highly probable.
The Negative: If not for the drugs subplot, the story could have been extremely refreshing and unconventional.
STARMOMETER SCORE: 8.5/10
“Magic Mike” Red Band Trailer: