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Magic Mike’s Last Dance: A Lap Dance With No Release

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Storyline via IMDB:

Magic” Mike Lane (Tatum) takes to the stage again after a lengthy hiatus, following a business deal that went bust, leaving him broke and taking bartender gigs in Florida. For what he hopes will be one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite (Hayek Pinault) who lures him with an offer he can’t refuse…and an agenda all her own. With everything on the line, once Mike discovers what she truly has in mind, will he-and the roster of hot new dancers he’ll have to whip into shape-be able to pull it off?


I’m not a fan of Steven Soderbergh’s unretirement phase. Magic Mike’s Last Dance has him coasting on duplicating the same choreography from the two previous Magic Mike films, but with a new cast with the exception of Channing Tatum.

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The result is a lazy, insipid let’s put on a play movie that manages to make Tatum and Salma Hayek unsexy. Apparently, it wasn’t all those Tatum abs and kinky dance moves that made Magic Mike magic- it was all those other hot abs and charisma of the dance team, their personalities and stories fusing and engaging each other in a tightly focused screen story. Without them, Tatum is just a good natured dick waiting for life to happen.

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Good dancers with hot bods can’t carry the film without an engaging back story and compelling individual narratives to focus on. Like porn, it’s just a masturbatory experience over and forgotten in five minutes into a dry handkerchief. Especially when the main romantic relationship between Tatum and Hayek is all tease with no release.

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Magic Mike’s Last Dance is not even a total jerk off. It gets a 2.5 out of 5 or a C+.


Directed by

Steven Soderbergh

Written by

Reid Carolin

Produced by



Peter Andrews[a]

Edited by

Mary Ann Bernard[a]


Distributed by

Warner Bros. Pictures

Release dates

  • January 25, 2023(Miami Beach)
  • February 10, 2023(United States)

Running time

112 minutes


United States




$45 million

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