100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
If it falls short of greatness, it's not by much - and it could end up growing with the years. At the very least, it is exceptional and one of the best and most original pictures to come along in 2012.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is Mike's story, and Channing Tatum proves himself a true movie star. His Mike glides through the world with the ease of a god, and on stage he's electrifying.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

The raunchiest, funniest and most enjoyably nonjudgmental American movie about selling sex since "Boogie Nights."
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Director Steven Soderbergh is working very near the top of his game here, and if Magic Mike tells an old, old story about a young man, his talent, his rise, and his fall - see everything from "Saturday Night Fever" to "Boogie Nights" - he brings the confidence of a born filmmaker and a cast that's sharper than their characters and ready to play.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
For starters, it's a pleasure to see Matthew McConaughey - a gifted actor who can't hide his boredom in trivial work - finally settle into the role for which he was born.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Almost as impressive as Tatum's moves are his comic flair and breezy grace. He proved his comic talents earlier this year in "21 Jump Street" and shows them off winningly here.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The process is called acting, and the man (Tatum) in the title role of Steven Soderbergh's flashy, not-so-trashy entertainment does it so well that the debate should be officially ended.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An odd and entertaining mix of backstage melodrama, indie verite, and "Showgirls" kitsch, the usual gender stereotypes are upturned.
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60

Movieline

The divide between Tatum as performer and Tatum as actor gives the film an interesting unsteadiness.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Magic Mike slowly degenerates into a simplistic cautionary fable. I didn't see that coming from a sharp observer like Soderbergh.
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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