Magic Mike XXL

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  • Summary: Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, Magic Mike XXL finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in MyrtlePicking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, Magic Mike XXL finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 41
  2. Negative: 3 out of 41
  1. Reviewed by: Stacey May Fowles
    Jun 30, 2015
    88
    It may be a meandering road trip movie about a group of emotive performers who fancy themselves therapists, but Magic Mike XXL is an ingenious revelation of a film.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    Jun 29, 2015
    80
    Cleaving hard to its road-trip formula, it works out less of an honest-to-goodness plot than Magic Mike, but goes even beyond that wonderfully loose, dexterous movie in feeling sexually liberated. It’s more glammed-up, rising above any element of tawdry exploitation, and is more of an outright comedy.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Jun 30, 2015
    75
    It retains the original's sunny, democratic vibe and refreshing lack of meanness, as well as Soderbergh's interest (if not his precision) in keeping several of the ensemble members in frame, interacting, without a lot of routine close-ups.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Jul 1, 2015
    63
    We get bracing bro banter, pectoral flexing and the whole gang going wild on Molly. Good times.
  5. Reviewed by: James Mottram
    Jun 29, 2015
    60
    Packed tight, Jacobs’ straightforward sequel may boast less up top than the Soderbergh-directed original, but still bulges where it counts.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Jun 30, 2015
    50
    The first hour of Magic Mike XXL is deadly.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Jun 30, 2015
    25
    This movie is so excruciatingly dumb I felt as if someone had shaved 10 points off my I.Q. by the time I bolted for the exits.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Jul 3, 2015
    10
    More than anything, I felt recognized by Magic Mike XXL. It's sweet, feminist, funny, weird, erotic. For a movie about a bunch of straightMore than anything, I felt recognized by Magic Mike XXL. It's sweet, feminist, funny, weird, erotic. For a movie about a bunch of straight fellas on a road trip, it's one of the most female-centric films I've ever seen. It's kind without being sentimental, sexy without being stanky. I love that Soderbergh et al put the love-story and moral compass stuff on the back burner and, a la Alice down the rabbit hole, just let these guys wander from one freaky situation to another - all rendered with equal parts nuance and fantasy. By the time they get to the Andie MacDowell character's place, I thought - geeze this practically feels like an art film. Layered characters, crafty dialog, beautifully shot. But it's about strippers! Heaven. And a real stand out: scene after scene crammed with women who look like actual human beings. There's not a single **** any where in this movie. Nor do the guys feel threatened by other folks of color, by gay culture, by women of size, or by each other. It's got just enough goof and fantasy to keep it all heightened. Yet it all feels grounded in reality - a sur-reality where a bunch of straight boys actually talk about what women want and it's not adversarial. It's hahhht. My only bummer - that more critics and audience members aren't recognizing the value and importance of a major Hollywood release that so deeply celebrates female sexuality and the many possible manifestations of a more gentle masculinity. Go see Magic Mike XXL! Expand
  2. Jul 2, 2015
    10
    Everything in Magic Mike XXL is large, the dances, the acting, the music, the sound and the magic itself. 2012's Magic Mike brought a lot toEverything in Magic Mike XXL is large, the dances, the acting, the music, the sound and the magic itself. 2012's Magic Mike brought a lot to the table and many argued that the magic will return. Well, can the sequel hold its steam three years later? Hell yes. XXL is a better movie than I thought it would be, the songs are off the charts, the dancing is great and Channing Tatum gives a hell of a performance. It was sad to see Dallas and The Kid go, and seeing what an amazing performance McConaughey gave in the predecessor, I was bummed, new director, okay cast and Sodenbergh being used as the director of photography. Boy, was I wrong. This movie tops its predecessor in every way, excellent visuals, brilliant acting and groovy music are just some of the highlights. Jada Pinkett Smith was amazing, Amber Heard is in this, Micheal Strahan gave us some magic and many more stars deliver MAGIC. PURE MAGIC. There is more comedy this time, because Magic Mike had a bit more serious tone. This movie is not uncomfortable, it is not awkward to watch this, believe me, I think there were only 3 men in the theatre and the rest were women. XXL is incredibly fun, excellent and jaw dropping entertainment. This is the most fun you can have this week. Expand
  3. Jul 2, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie was *extremely* fun, complete fan service, tons of abs. Nothing not to like. We also thought it was an improvement over the original which took itself very very seriously. http://bit.ly/1C36GUg Expand
  4. Jul 5, 2015
    6
    What the f--k is this s-it? I mean, personaly I just want a simple movie like utter dull, but suddenly people (and I MEAN people) feels likeWhat the f--k is this s-it? I mean, personaly I just want a simple movie like utter dull, but suddenly people (and I MEAN people) feels like this movies are for gay (which is not true but in fact are male stripping :p ). The actors does alot of perfect performance (particularly Channing Tatum). But, there is no highlight about this film. Expand
  5. Jul 3, 2015
    5
    If you want to believe your wife and girlfriend are going to see this movie for the "plot", then be my guest. It's just a threadbare excuse toIf you want to believe your wife and girlfriend are going to see this movie for the "plot", then be my guest. It's just a threadbare excuse to throw hunky guys onscreen in exchange for the ticket price. The good news: you don't actually have to shove dollar bills into their thongs. Expand
  6. Jul 3, 2015
    4
    Three years after the first movie ends, the Kings of Tampa travel to one final show at a stripper's convention. On the way: they talk aboutThree years after the first movie ends, the Kings of Tampa travel to one final show at a stripper's convention. On the way: they talk about their future plans, they talk about their love for each other, the entire gang only performs in the closing production (and then it's only abbreviated duos with audience members and tedious intros from Jada Pinkett Smith). The flesh fest of the original is gone, but more importantly, Matthew McConaughey's magnetic personality isn't there to give the movie vigor. There are a few fun moments and some early solos that are enjoyable, but these guys have embraced their feminine side with all their sensitive sharing and dull chatter. Expand
  7. Jul 4, 2015
    0
    This was the utter worst piece of trash I have ever seen!!! I saw the first one and thought it was 'marginally OK," but this one has noThis was the utter worst piece of trash I have ever seen!!! I saw the first one and thought it was 'marginally OK," but this one has no redeeming value. If you're going to see some skin, which most people are, then go see another movie and then sneak in for the last 10 mins of Magic Mike. Unless you're a teenage girl or a gay man who hasn't gotten laid in 10 yrs, then you should SKIP this movie. AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL Expand

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