Logan Lucky (2017) Review

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Keeva Stratton

Film Expert

This is about as wild a ride as you’d expect from the wickedly funny mind of Steven Soderbergh. A redneck heist will leave you in stitches and completely change your view of modern criminality. 

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When Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) loses his job, it seems the Logan family curse is striking again. That same day, his ex (Katie Holmes) tells him that she is moving their daughter across state lines, and he hasn’t got the money to fight her for custody.

His brother (Adam Driver), who tragically lost his forearm in Iraq, is also facing his share of poor luck—and the two strike a plan to steal money from the local Speedway, where Jimmy Logan’s previous employer gave him expert knowledge of the safe and interiors.

This hare-brained plan clearly demands greater expertise, so they try to get an explosives expert to help them. The only problem is, the expert, Joe Bang (a barely recognisable Daniel Craig), just happens to be behind bars—so not only do they need to now get away with daylight robbery, they also need break him out of jail.

Will these intellectually challenged criminals and their half-witted posse succeed? You’ll just have to watch Logan Lucky to find out—and you’ll be very glad you did.

When you combine the talents of Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Katie Holmes and Hilary Swank, to name a few of the stellar cast, you know you are in for a treat. Don’t be put off by the plot, this film’s an absolute ride worth taking.

You can’t help but feel that Steven Soderbergh is directing a parody of his own work here—and it’s just as slick and quick witted as you’d hope. Logan Lucky is intelligent comedy presented through absolute stupidity, and I feel lucky to have watched it.

 

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Katie Holmes

Runtime: 1hr 59 mins

Release Date: August 17

Rating: M15+

Reviewer Rating: 4/5

 

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