Magic Mike (2012) - Comedy, Drama

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A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer
Length: 110 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 105 out of 297 found boring (35.35%)

One-line Reviews (313)

So, all in all, entertaining and little, very little else.

- Of course, finding out that "Magic Mike's" star, Channing Tatum, co-produced this forgettable flatulence certainly helped me to understand why such white-trash storytelling as this took the pointless direction that it did.

This movie goes down as one of the WORST movies I've seen in my 40 years on this earth.

This was one of the worst movies I've ever seen .

Magic Mike is not a cinematic masterpiece that will go down in history as one of the greatest films ever made, but it was entertaining, it did not take itself too seriously and made me smile more than scowl.

The plot otherwise is a total bore.

I'm surprised and that I and my friend Natasha managed to watch half of the film before we walked out of the cinema.

it's two hours of the boring bits in a good film that you forget as soon as the good stuff starts just to pad it out.

What's happening on screen is not interesting enough to be carried by 2-3 minute long shots of people having inane, pointless, and apparently unplanned conversations.

And it had no plot line.

The scenes of dialogue were extremely boring, made even more so by the director's insistence to favor long, drawn out shots.

It's a celebration of the intriguing double standard where women are allowed a night of squealing, voyeuristic debauchery whereas a man who does the same would be considered a pig (the real pig that does appear in the movie is adorable).

The plot starts out promising, but quickly turns into drab scenes that were awkwardly acted and fell flat on several accounts, and the ending left a lot to be desired.

Olivia Munn actually brings out a fascinating character.

Her chemistry was very much lacking, and even though you realize she does care about her brother (Pettyfer), outside of that she was completely dull and lackluster with one facial expression the entire film.

The acting was terrible, the story trite and the characters totally unsympathetic and the endeavor offers no redeeming values.

Don't waste your time, money, or eyes on this one.

The movie was fun and predictable...

Waste of time.

Little unexpected happens, and the audience for naked male flesh and sexual couplings is better served at the local porn shop.

The love story is pretty dull as it does not belong with a bunch of people who are doing what they are doing for the money.

No wacky, contrived plot twists necessary.

Save your money and don't waste your time on this movie.

FIrst of all I'll Say SPOILER ALERT just in case, but in all honesty, there is no way I could give you a spoiler alert because there simply was NO story to spoil!

This is an entertaining film though geared towards the ladies didn't give any warning indicating that the men can't enjoy this film as well.

Boring Characters, Routine Melodrama .

The rest of the film remains predictable.

Aside from the eyecandy, OH MY GOD SO BORING.

No story, no laughs and no ending.

( Tatum has a particularly spirited hip-hop dance that rewards the moviegoer with its high energy and precision between all of the heavy- handed exposition and dull sub-plots.

This is sadly one of the worst movies I have seen in a long time.

" But Magic Mike, loosely based on lead actor Channing Tatum's experiences as a stripper aged 18, shows that the ladies certainly can touch it, giving us a fascinating and slightly intoxicating insight into a male fantasy life, warts and all, and the lack of substance that comes with it.

) Instead Magic Mike drones on and on like a morality lecture at a Baptist revival.

And the other downer here is that there really is no plot.

) Overall is was very entertaining and I totally recommend...

Don't waste your time.

Save your money for The Dark Knight.

A pointless storyline peppered with F this and F that, a few female body parts thrown in.

The rest is uninteresting.

PROS: - Channing Tatum as a male stripper :) - True Blood's main werewolf as a stripper :) - Matthew McConaughey as a stripper :) - Great Performances (costumes & music etc.) - Story is paced well with a unique'ish feel to it - Beginning is fun, exciting & HOT!

The female audience at the club seem to get off on the acts of simulated sex, but I suspect that most men watching this stuff will find it a big bore.

Joe was HOT, but he had no storyline, Alex looked awful, Matthew was way to over the top and I felt the dialog between Mike and Paige was forced.

When this movie finally does come out in the cinema please heed my warning and don't waste the money.

So on one dreary Sunday evening, me and my friend went and saw it.

He will get a boring, colorless job to please his boring, colorless girlfriend.

I don't know if its because its super predictable or if I've seen too many movies.

I think it's Channing Tatum who makes this movie enjoyable - he's charming, funny and easy on the eye, and a lot better at acting than people say he is.

Adam, played by I Am Number Four's Alex Pettyfer is a boring character that has no likability factor.

When there wasn't dancing/stripping scenes, the movie was slow and slightly boring.

this movie has no real plot and although most of the actors in the movie are extremely talented their acting abilities are not presented here at all and thats just fine.

Seeing this advertised it looked very much like "Boogie nights" meets "Full Monty" which is an accolade in itself, what you actually get is tedious meets pointless.

Boring in the extreme.

I went to see this movie with a major fan of Channing Tatum's, who was very excited about it and hoped that it would be a fun, exciting, and sexy film and thought it looked promising based on the trailer.

As for spoilers there is no chance of anyone writing a spoiler on this movie, because nothing happens (does the fact telling you nothing happens count as a spoiler?

Plot is very one dimensional, plodding, poorly acted.

Too Long, Boring, and Didn't Have a Real Ending....

Well despite the many guys doing hoochie kootchie moves on the screen and the hype that went with it---I still found the plot boring while the whole movie seemed to drag it's way thru like an animal with an injured foot!

Nothing happens except to give frustrated women a thrill in their mind.

It's not going to win any Oscars, but it certainly surprised me with how engaging it actually was.

The plot is rather empty and many events are 'just because' without reasoning or a backing story.

¨To be honest I was feeling pretty uncomfortable watching this film during the first half hour, but once I got immersed in this world and watched where the story was heading I ended up enjoying it quite a bit.

Uninteresting, boring and hard to watch .

It's a pretty bland film overall if I'm honest.

Worst Movie Ever .

In the end, I found the movie quite boring at times and didn't understand the purpose behind it.

This was the worst movie ever.

All in all, a watchable movie, pretty slow in parts, and probably not one you really want to watch with your husband or significant other, unless they are VERY secure in their masculinity, because let's face it - if this were reversed and your guy wanted to watch a movie about female strippers who looked hot, would you feel 100% comfortable seeing him drool over how perfect they were?

There is a plot, but its so clichéd and mundane it could easily be housed in a 30 minute TV show.

Except for the dancing dull, disjointed and easily forgettable .

Some of its elements were fascinating and the storyline seemed to be heading in an interesting direction.

- Tatum for two hours I was paying my wife back for all the films I had dragged her to see over the last year (yes that includes Prometheus).

After brooding through much of the latter half of the movie over this accusation, our hero stripper is shown in the dressing room glaring with hatred at his fellow exhibitionists and then throwing on his clothes, goes to the boring, colorless home of his boring, colorless girlfriend and with tears streaming down his face, vows that his days of removing his clothes for the pleasuring of women are now over.

Traversing uncharted cinematic territory, Magic Mike does offer an entertaining look at male ecdysiasts; unfortunately, its directionless story isn't as beefy as its cast.

Besides the whole male nudity thing, this movie was actually quite enjoyable.

As one lady sitting next to me said once the credits rolled, "Worst movie ever.

I enjoyed it for the story .

The life became empty, with the yelling, stupidity, and fake people.

No plot and horrible acting .

Problem is, none of the plot lines are fully explored, so you're left feeling empty by the end of the film.

The plot is compelling, the film is well written and masterfully directed, and Channing Tatum proves that he is much, much more than a hot body and a pretty face.

So, how will things work out, it's very predictable.

However the overall strong points are immersed within a meandering plot, which fails to really convey its goal.

The romance that develops between Mike and Brooke is predictable but sweet, mainly thanks to Horn's performance, and it's about 20 minutes too long, but ultimately Magic Mike is an engaging and sometimes unconventional experience.

I'm an avid movie goer and I felt this was an enjoyable movie to watch (even if it's targeted to females 13-50)

One of the worst movies in a very long time .

It was way too long, those two hours felt like forever.

With a rather shallow plot, weak dialog, and some rather pointless shots I can't say there is much to promote about this movie.

" It was a total bore.

The reason is that the story, or lack there of, is boring.

People complain there is no plot or ending - I think these people must be lacking depth or lacking a brain in general.

She too agreed that it was possibly the worst movie of all time.

His character is most engaging when he's onstage announcing the dancing acts; he has become an expert at gauging audiences, and with a combination of subtle expressions, select words, and overt obscene gestures, he can thoroughly whip his customers into a frenzy.

I loved him in this movie, he's so into his role and so intense with everything.

Just look beyond the topic of strippers, and you will see that it is in fact an engaging study of two individuals lost in the sea of temptations.

I wasn't surprised that there was no ending, because there was no story to begin with!

Stupid, boring, waste of time .

It sets up a predictable situation and then takes us through exactly that.

Who certainly loves his job, entertaining the ladies, having parties and the occasional one night stand.

Waste of money and time .

The chemistry with Tatum is lacking and the so called romance angle is completely pointless and by the half hour mark you won't care.

It wasn't funny, it wasn't interesting - this movie simply has no plot, it was truly tedious to watch it.

But the different acts become dreary, hosted by an annoying McConaughey who fits poorly on the role of a stripper and apparently can't find his place back on the big screen.

He sure is built and thank goodness because his character was garbage and the performance he put into it was pointless.

Besides the dancing and hot bodies, the plot was boring and terrible.

There they successfully blended scenes about an adult profession, but made it interesting and entertaining and also successfully managed to blend a human interest story as well that actually works and where we can care and feel something for the characters.

All so predictable.

Additionally, the ending was completely pointless.

The drama on this movie is also nice to considers since the movie made it that it rolls out in a clam way that you don't really anticipate the sudden conflicts when they roll in, even though they really are predictable considering how volatile Adam's character stated by Brooke.

I enjoyed it a lot more then I thought, and yes, I am a heterosexual male.

There was no storyline after Channing Tatutm's character meets Alex Pettyfer's character, just a bunch of random stuff happens and then there is no true ending, not even a cliff hanger which would make one say WTF.

It's not a terribly strong story, but it's enjoyable and entertaining.

There was more of a story line (which isn't bad, just cliché and not really developed).

Only worth watching for the stripping.

So Boring I Stopped Watching .

save your money and get a netflix account for two months.

I also found the plot to be predictable on a ranging scale.

This movie is worth watching just for him.

No plot to speak of.

A lot of the film focuses on several minute long segments of these young male strippers on stage doing elaborate dancing and strip teases that left me feeling both uncomfortable and bored very quickly.

The pacing was slow.

I won't go into a lot of detail, but I thought the story was clichéd, and incredibly dull and boring.

The only truly funny scene is when Adam (a bored looking Alex Pettyfer) is first backstage with Tarzan and the other strippers.

On this level the film is a chemical rush, way more haywire than Soderbergh's drab Haywire.

I wish I stopped at the trailer though, because Magic Mike is one of the worst movies I've seen this year.

There are also a few entertaining strip scenes.

Worst movie of all time.

It has been hyped in the press recently and I thought it looked like funny film but no, I was met with a film with no storyline, events that came from nowhere and overall I would rather watch reruns of the care-bears than witness this again.

Otherwise it gets boring.

Soderburgh and the cast have taken a movie that could've been a shallow film meant only for twenty-something girls that want to ogle Channing Tatum and turned it into a enjoyable film that explores the process of growing up.

Pretentious, pseudo-subversive cinema at its worst .

A waste of 90 minutes or so of my life.

My main thing, is why is their such good actors with such a predictable story?

But like virtually every other role in the film, his is not at all developed, and thus a waste of time.

I thought the script was very bland.

Just watch the uncensored trailer and save your money - not worth seeing.

Visually engaging, horrible dialog.

A boring and uninspired mess.

I was pretty shocked that this old cliché was trotted out in a 2013 film.

I was counting on Steven Soderbergh to direct this movie and make it compelling and relatable as he's done in the past with movies like Ocean's 11, Eric Brokovich, Traffic and, most recently, Side Effects starring Channing as well.

Misogynist, cliché and shallow .

This thing is boring.

Surprisingly entertaining movie, that is more serious than funny.

Worth watching!

The running time of this movie is an unbearable 2 hours- filled with mind- numbingly boring conversations and pointless strip-shows in-between, that, if were edited from the movie, wouldn't have made the slightest bit of difference to the "plot".

Since I needed closure I looked the movie up online and skipped to where I walked out, only to find I didn't miss much and by that I mean the last 10 minutes of it.

My biggest problem with it is that the whole film felt very disjointed and that really bugged me.

The acting was horrible, no plot, vulgar and vile at ever corner, and only someone with half a brain cell could enjoy this.

When watching this movie, I couldn't help to wonder why, with so many fantastic novels and stories out there, huge sums of money are wasted on pointless tripe as this.

Channing Tatum is bland and cannot act.

There is good tension, humor, drama, and it was very entertaining.

Most are a meaningless waste of time with little benefit except escape.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, this is my first stint with his works and while there are flashes of brilliance in bits n pieces, the plot for the most part is predictable and barely as compelling as its dance choreography during the stripping segments.

There's no story to speak of beyond the overfamiliar cautionary tale of excess, although it is neatly framed across three generations of men, each a decade apart: the young buck (Adam); the 30-year-old would-be-entrepreneur at a crossroads (Mike); and, most interestingly, the veteran still craving more, apparently on the road to self-destruction, possibly orgasmic self-combustion (Dallas).

As conflict starts to build, we then feel immersed in the challenges in Mike and Adam's lives to some extent, though the drama never gets quite tense enough.

Having said that, I also like a film with substance but this was incredibly dull.

Instead everything seems just too familiar and predictable with all the change of hearts or downfalls foreseeable well in advance.

Brooke, Adam's sister, was the only likable character in this whole dreadful boring thing, minus character development.

This is however a very uninteresting subject and even not socially important.

When these horrifying words are screamed at stripper boy Channing Tatum by probably the most prudish, boring, colorless, sexless girlfriend in stripper movie heaven, Cody Horn, then the fun-loving world of our hot body boy is destroyed.

It all feels a bit half- hearted, and the bored bro-ish acting from Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfear doesn't help matters.

Off stage, however, a distinct yellow camera filter is used to represent Mike;'s drawn-out hangover.

Here's why:There is NO storyline The dialogs are so bad, it makes you think the author dropped out of school in 5th grade The acting is bottom shelf.

The acting was wooden, they were saying the lines but not feeling it, it was like the actors didn't even believe in what they were doing, it was also really slow going.

The script written by Reid Carolin was also quite entertaining, with some very funny moments.

but the problem with him is that you get a little indie syle but pure Hollywood schlock content POV and if he could even turn the subject of stripping into such dreary storytelling ...

Dull, unreal and boring at times .

Most characters lacked any depth, except for Mike, who while played solidly by Tatum, was predictable.

A Yawn-A-Minute, Penny-Ante, Strip-O-Gram .

And even then, the wordplay is painful at best as she waits for an awkward thirty second before lunging onto Tatum in cliché 'credits-roll' romanticism.

one of the worst movies ever....

The beginning started out so well and then it just got slow.

Don't waste your money unless all you want to see is the dancers.

Some parts were pretty boring with little depth and amusement which I found pretty poor for a film I was so hyped up about.

Very entertaining film, as Soderbergh films typically are.

Without this, they tend to get bored and confused.

The men will be bored senseless Incredibly boring storyline

The well-choreographed staged numbers are top notch and I'm sure more so thrilling to the female audience.

Very slow action that doesn't go absolutely anywhere.

I'm so darn happy that I didn't go see this in the theaters, 'cause now I at least had the opportunity to fast forward a bunch of meaningless and extremely slow dialogues!

The soundtrack is atrocious, the acting poor, the script highly predictable.

Some trimming of the subplots might have been nice, but it's still an enjoyable romp.

This is all very romantic and, on the surface, rather mundane.

For what it's worth or expected, Magic Mike is much more entertaining, better and simply fun than it has any right to be, and is refreshing to see a film that is about a world that we really don't get to ever see much of in Hollywood films.

The stripping/dancing scenes are the most interesting aspects of the film and I fond myself bored with everything else.

Anyway, this flick was a yawner even more when I saw Mathew's T-Rex body on screen again.

Magic Mike does a fine job of entertaining following a young man into the world of stripping, just treading on the realistic filth the industry must garner - A simpleminded portrayal of a seedy world while pulling the strings of soft porn on its audience.

-Boring,had no story -Too longI don't understand the people so easily aroused by this.

It's an enjoyable movie that brings in many laughs, as well as terrific performances from the entire cast, the chemistry between everyone is great, particularly the parts between Channing Tatum and Cody Horn, they both seemed to really enjoy being in each other's company and their scenes were very natural.

It was worth watching for Tatum .

If you read the positive reviews they all surround the stripping, so basically lonely women doing the bias thing that they criticise men for doing, "ogling and objectifying", which I don't have a problem with in its self, but using IMDb to skew ratings which can affect whether people waste (lets face it A LOT OF MONEY on at current cinema prices) is damn out of order when they just rate something on its "hot man" concept rather than film quality.

It was so painfully boring.

The combination of organic undulation in the story, stripper show, deep -truthful- portrayal of at first glance superficial people, and cinematic peeping about false first glances and true seeing, makes for the most honest and enjoyable film I have seen of this year.

Parts of it are amusing and entertaining.

There is no story, terrible acting, the cinematography is so poor (taken with a yellow filter) it makes your eyes tired.

The movie moves slow (although I was never bored) and main events happen off screen OR are never explained!

The other underlying storyline though is dull, disjointed and easily forgettable.

First of all, the choreography and done extremely well and was enjoyable to watch.

There's everything you like on it cooked very well, but right on the edge of the plate is a tiny piece of feces.

It's a really slow movie and can admittedly get very boring at times, there are a lot of very lengthy scenes were the characters are literally just talking, while they are well acted and serve as a great method for character development, they can still get very tedious, they could have easily trimmed a lot of scenes and made it a more bearable ninety minute run.

Its going nowhere" her reply was "I know its RUBBISH" which sums it up in a nutshell.

I was bored.

Magic Mike is essentially a well written, R-Rated Step Up film, and it's incredibly entertaining on that level.

An engaging and unconventional experience .

Alex Pettyfer, who plays the young stripper whom Tatum brings into the club, is totally bland.

I'll admit now that seeing the trailers I was expecting a lot of ab shots of Channing and the other dudes, with brief interludes for developing a very predictable and classic story line.

When "Magic Mike" is about the actual stripping, it's pretty entertaining; the washboard abs parade, the absurd routines, the impressive dancing (Tatum, all on his own).

CT might have a decent body, but his presentation was listless, mumbled and generally bored me to tears.

A typical mainstream American blockbuster, with your routine Hollywood pretty faces, nothing innovative, no creative lines, a tedious petit bourgeois story line.

All of the rippling muscles, chiseled biceps, and well-defined abs have been assembled and neatly packaged for our enjoyment, but much of that becomes background fodder to the film's formulaic plot.

' And that meant the movie was long, dull and simply boring...

Worst Movie EverWorst Movie EverWorst Movie EverWORST MOVIE EVER!

Don't waste your time or money...

I found majority of the party scenes physically hard to watch, massively confusing, and somehow always found myself worrying about any epileptics in the audience.

Every single scene is just so boring and so flat that it's hard for me to see how anyone could actually enjoy this.

Can't believe I'm saying this, but it's dull when the guys are clothed.

Cody Horn plays Pettyfer's sister, and is basically the only female part in it other than Tatum's fling (Olivia Munn), and portrays concern over the slow dive Pettyfer goes into after the lure of the night scene catches up to him.

I am from Tampa, so surely my opinion will be skewed a little as I appreciated all the references to my home town which alone was entertaining.

(bonus)Neither of us were entertained in a any way shape or form its a slow drive-less sequence of events that never lead anywhere.

A disastrous waste of time; not recommended.

All in all Acting (Rubbish) Dialogue (Rubbish) Stripping (Mediocre) Dancing (Good But Repetitive).

I thought I would probably watch it for five minutes, then get bored and turn it off.


Magic Mike is a film of depth and certainty; one of the more unexpected films to come out of 2012, a year where film has been relatively mixed.

No doubt women will enjoy this movie more then men (there was only one man in the theater), and indeed there are truly enjoyable strips, with sculpted guys that common women rarely or probably never find in their routine lives.

Script: 10- The writer of this script knew how to create a compelling story within the world of male strippers.

And the big shot director had to add many pointless scenes with the guys dancing on the scene.

The worst movie I have seen in a long time.

OK enough movie, no more no less--the stripping scenes pop with life, but the rest is dull filler .

Honestly, if you are just bored and want to see any movie just while time passes it is fine, it works.

To sum up, it's entirely rubbish and has absolutely no plot to it, just avoid it if you want to watch a decent film!

Enjoyable romp for the ladies .

Save your money, gals.

Instead, we get everything from wider angles and longer takes to different perspectives and colors that create mood and tension in an otherwise true-to-life and potentially boring story.

Its disappointing on so many levels, the acting, the storyline, the stripping, the uninteresting and irrelevant dialogue, the cast, the dance routines, not one thing is good.

He is an amazing dancer, but there was NO storyline.

In fact, I found that this pretentious, empty-headed drivel became real tiresome, real fast.

This was so predictable it was pitiful.

Lots of topless men, in a pointless story .

I was bored through most of it and I left the theater with no intentions to ever see it again.

The story line is cliché and predictable and not enetertaining in the slightest.

No spoiler here because we were so bored we turned it off.

But a lot of the characters are sort of pointless, must there to be there I guess.

It may be very slow, but Magic Milke is still an enjoyable movie that I would recommend to anyone looking for a good, easy to watch, comedy if you ever see it on television and had some time to kill.

Directed by Oscar-Winner:Steven Soderbergh (The "Ocean" Series, Erin Brockovich, Haywire) made an entertaining dramatic comedy that offers fine performances, including Matthew McConaughey as Tatum's sleazy nightclub owner.

All other characters are so vague and pretentious that it was hard to relate to anyone of them.

And soon enough, he's immersed in a world full of drugs, sex, women and alcohol.

:(The story line is barely existing, the characters are not at all like- able - despite some of them being a tiny bit attractive - they are odd, and boring, and there were so many things left unsaid at the end...

Cody Horn is transcendentally beautiful, and her attraction to Magic Mike, an attraction that she strives to will out of existence, is utterly compelling.

The stripping/dancing moments are the most exciting factors of the film and I linked with myself worn out with everything else.

waste of time literally so weird.

You remember some 'bad' movies because you feel bored, clueless, manipulated by imagery, mislead by bad story lines, or you don't connect with any of the characters.

It did seem to show the male stripper lifestyle in the most entertaining way possible.

I hope the second one is better because is a waste of time and money to have this cast for this type of movie.

I ended up having a fun time with this film and despite the very predictable ending I still recommend it.

He has to have lots of meaningless dialogue about "love" and we have to have a dreary plot where boy meets prudish girlfriend.

So, if you're someone who honestly thinks that having Channing Tatum's ass-crack in your face is really the total highlight of worthwhile entertainment - Then, yep, this yawn-a-minute thumb-twiddler about the snivelling pettiness of male strippers is sure to delight you from start to finish.

It's disappointing with this script but entertaining.

Save your money!!

An engaging study of two individuals lost in the sea of temptations .

But, he shines in comparison to Alex Pettyfer, who's character portrayal was one of the most boring performances I have seen on screen in ten years.

One of the worst movies ever made .

We are introduced to this world that is fascinating because of how surprisingly mundane and economics-centered it is.

A Reid Carolin screenplay, a ridiculously sculpted cast, and a 25-day shoot later, and the end result of that inspiration became Magic Mike, an intriguing look into the world of male strippers.

Towards the end when I noticed nothing was happening I walked out, I couldn't take it anymore.

Yawn, yawn...

It's every bit as real as something you'd experience in real life, right down to the stammering, the awkward fidgeting, the "flubbed lines".

Really good actors, Very predictable, Slowly got very boring...

That being said, I think the writer of the film was also ready to leave...

The lighting, the camera angles, all of it is simple and boring.

hot bodies, boring story .

Thank god the men in this movie were hot, otherwise I would certainly have walked out of the theater.

And that's about it for Magic Mike, not much more than that plot, with the predictable love story that develops between Mike and Adam's sister Brooke (newcomer Cody Horn) and, obviously the stripper performances which fill up the empty blanks (which are quite a few).

Enjoyed it .

Anyway, if you keep that in mind, you'll definitely enjoy this movie for what it is, a compelling character drama in a fairly unique setting.

Sorry guys worst movie I've wasted my time on in a long time.

Whilst it is a thoroughly enjoyable movie to the mature audience the themes discussed maybe frowned upon in certain cultures.

Instead it focuses on how different people react and change when confronted with a predictable set of events.

From there comes quite a compelling character drama that goes through the highs and lows of the male stripper life, and it's compelling.

But those performances and moments are bogged down by a picture that's ultimately as banal and hollow as the imitation-Miami architecture it constantly lingers on.

There is literally is NO STORY, no events, the characters had promise had there have been a point to why they came together.

Set across one long, hot Florida summer, the film is a taut and engaging character piece about a group of men and their attitudes towards life; women and then one another.

Waste of time.

As an excuse for putting these routines on the Silver Screen and hijacking your hard earned entertainment dollars, Scriptwriter Reid Carolin surrounds the routines with a banal tale.

Although their relationship goes pretty much where we expect it to go, it is fascinating to watch a detached professional try his hand at genuine human feelings.

The whole cast seems bored.

Over an hour passed and I somehow had it in myself to stay awake.

From the very start, the movie flowed very well, a slow and smooth grind into the world that we will end up spending the rest of it's length existing in.

Basing the film on the crazy party/drugs/sex scene in Ybor would of been quite a bit more compelling than showing a business that does not even exist here.

OK, so I expected this to be a pretty pointless movie.

Kind of a bore .

The story line is so predictable and the acting is so amateurish, I wish I shut it off after 30 minutes.

If you are thinking about going to see this movie Don't, you will waste 2 hours of your life.

I found it engaging, and I sympathized with the characters.

Yet on the other hand, if you refuse to go because of its subject matter, you are missing on a very good film, one with engaging characters and plot development.

But thanks to director Steven Soderbergh, and his gift of brining a new charm to a usual cliché story, "Magic Mike" is actually a surprising winner (Just go with me on this, because it's not weird!

Realistic, and so unpredictable.

Magic Mike is another lifeless movie that makes a descent into male stripping seem dull and predictable.

It was shocking, the movie had no plot or purpose, it was just about a good looking group of men stripping and taking drugs.

Shallow, vain, predictable, and boring.

A lot of the scenes just dragged on and they could've left a lot of scenes out, in my opinion they served no purpose in the movie whatsoever.

Unbearable lightness of entertainment .

Overall, the film is enjoyable.

Tedious Meets Pointless .

Instead it's confusing, meandering and ultimately pointless.

It's a casual movie and it's all over the place besides nude men stripping for dollar billsIt catches you in the beginning but I had to watch this twice cause first time after most of the dancing is over it gets boring and I fell asleep.

Olivia Munn shows up once or twice but is also a pointless vapid character.

The characters were both real and engaging though if you want to see some erotic male dancing than this is a movie that will provide.

Magic Mike is a entertaining story that fades as you get further into it.

The story is pretty bland and nothing gets resolved.

Really boring movie with a bunch of great actors .

Biggest waste of time in my life.

The dull colors, the lack of close ups or any kind of interesting camera work made me think it was some new director I never heard of.

When the movie got close to two hours, I along with everyone else in the theater were ready to leave.