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Magic Mike

Year : 2012 Director : Steven Soderbergh Running Time : 110 mins Genre : ,
Movie review score
2.5/5

 What’s it about? 
A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.

What did we think?
I was ready to have the pants entertained off me, and the first half hour did just that.  There was so much eye candy early on – special mentions go to Matthew McConaughey’s on-screen bravado and bongo playing and Channing Tatum’s body moves.  Oh.  My.  Goodness.  Yes.

But, the sugar high simply wore off.  Like being sober at a hen’s night, at first it was exciting and fun and a little bit naughty, but the longer it dragged on, the more you wished you were drunk off your ass.

Needed less romance, more bromance.  Left the crowd wanting less talking, more stripping dancing.  P.S. I need a teacup piglet.

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3 Responses so far.

  1. Ashley says:

    My mum and sister saw it and actually walked out just under an hour before it finished – they said it became distasteful and not rating-appropriate.

  2. Crimson Joy says:

    And i could not agree more. Their bodies, their thrusting..ahem…moves, and all things that say Channing Tatum as a male stripper got my a little more than sucked into the first 60 minutes! But as the second half of the film approached, not only did i feel as though i needed a little more than a shot of hard liquer to get me through the night, but the film seemed to end on a rather depressing note. 🙁 sad.

  3. Teagan says:

    eye candy 10 out of 10 and the dancing (read: stripping) was entertaining but the storyline was average, long-winded and became boring after the first half hour. “like being sober at a hen’s night” sums it up

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