Sunday, August 20, 2017
MOVIE REVIEW: LOGAN LUCKY
West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan teams up with his one-armed brother Clyde and sister Mellie to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Jimmy also recruits demolition expert Joe Bang to help them break into the track's underground system. Complications arise when a mix-up forces the crew to pull off the heist during a popular NASCAR race while also trying to dodge a relentless FBI agent.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Katie Holmes, Riley Keough
Release Date: Aug 18, 2017
Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Rated PG-13 for language and some crude comments
Logan Lucky is a fun energetic return for Steven Soderbergh after a 4 year “retirement.” This heist caper is like a Dixie styled Ocean’s 11 with a good sense of fun. It never takes itself too serious and knows how to keep the audiences attention from waning. Soderbergh’s direction is slick as always, resulting in a breezy film that never really feels long or hits many dips in energy. The cast is all fully committed with each member giving a fun if occasionally understated performances, except for Daniel Craig who’s clearly having a ball. Most of the characters are broadly drawn but they do their job in service of the story. Only a handful of them feel out of place like Seth McFarland over the top Nascar owner and Hilary Swank’s under baked FBI agent who shows up far to late in the game to be taken seriously. Still, Logan Lucky a welcome return for Soderbergh and his film making style.