In 2012, the world of male stripping took center stage in Magic Mike. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Magic Mike stars Channing Tatum as Mike Lane, an aspiring entrepreneur who works odd jobs as a handyman during the day. At night, Mike comes alive as a male stripper, wowing the club with his innate charm and attractive dance moves. With a budget of $7 million, Magic Mike became an instant hit, grossing over $167 million worldwide. The film spawned a 2015 sequel, Magic Mike XXL, which also became a box-office success, grossing $122 million against a $12 million budget.
To complete the trilogy, Tatum graced the stage as Mike Lane one final time in Magic Mike’s Last Dance. Originally supposed to be released exclusively to streaming, Warner Bros. opted to give the third film a theatrical release in February 2023. While the film struggled in theaters (it only grossed $57 million), Magic Mike’s Last Dance will now get the chance to find another audience on streaming.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance will stream exclusively on Max.
Formerly known as HBO Max, the merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery led to the name change of Max, which became official on May 23, 2023. Popular Discovery programs are now available on Max, including Fixer Upper, Property Brothers, Diners, Drive–ins and Dives, and 90 Day Fiancé. HBO programming is still streaming on Max, so Succession, The Sopranos, The Wire, and The Last of Us is going nowhere.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance is now streaming for subscribers.
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If you saw Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL, then watch Magic Mike’s Last Dance to complete the trilogy. Tatum, who also produced the film, continues to thrive in this role loosely based on his own experiences as a stripper in Tampa. Plus, Soderbergh is one of the best working filmmakers in Hollywood, so there’s always something interesting to take away from watching his films.
Co-starring alongside Tatum is Salma Hayek Pinault. The veteran actress plays Maxandra “Max” Mendoza, a socialite who brings Mike to London to choreograph a dance production at the Rattigan Theatre. Reprising their roles from previous Magic Mike films for short cameo appearances are Joe Manganiello as Big Dick Ritchie, Matt Bomer as Ken, Kevin Nash as Tarzan, and Adam Rodriguez as Tito.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance is directed by Soderbergh and written by Reid Carolan, with the latter co-directing Dog with Tatum. On Rotten Tomatoes, Magic Mike’s Last Dance registers 48% on the Tomatometer with a 73% audience score. On Metacritic, the film holds a 52 Metascore with a 5.3 user score.