Supersharp and blithely entertaining
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
If you're coming for the show, you'll certainly get your money's worth...but there's plenty more beneath its well-oiled surface.
—Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News
A crafty mixture of comedy, romance, melodrama, and some remarkably well-staged strip routines involving hunky, good-looking guys.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
A funny, exhilarating, down-and-dirty celebration of a different breed of costumed superstud.
—Kathleen Murphy MSN Movies
More low-calorie fun than any Steven Soderbergh movie since Ocean's Eleven.
—Peter Debruge Variety
Has a human pulse and a sense of humor to go along with its willingness to entertain.
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
A lot of fun...but it's also more substantial than you might expect, and more mundane.
—Christy Lemire Associated Press
Almost by accident, agreeably so, Magic Mike turns into the closest thing Soderbergh has ever done to a rom-com.
—Peter Howell Toronto Star
The casting does most of the work in this very entertaining dramedy set in a sexy/seedy world of male exotic dancers.
—Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service
The first part of the film is raunchy fun, with Matthew McConaughey stealing scenes...[then it] slowly degenerates into a simplistic cautionary fable.
—Peter Travers Rolling Stone