Logan Lucky

Aug 08, 17 Logan Lucky

In Cinemas AUGUST 17


Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

Thanks to Roadshow Films





Steven Soderbergh sure knows how to do a good heist film. Is everyone going to link this to the Oceans 11-13 franchise just like I am? Yes. Does Soderbergh know this? Yes – this is why he even made some jokes about this fact within the film. Does this mean it’s just a reboot and doesn’t bring anything new to the game? I’ll answer “No” with that one.

Logan Lucky brings together performers at the top of their game to give us a is a well constructed, charming, witty, and laugh-out-loud funny film. It really is the actors – Tatum and Driver as fantastic leads – that brings the film together. The central key players are then surrounded by supporting players who are just as critical to the whole feel of the film, showcasing the goofy, but humanly flawed, honest, and real characters. You can’t help but love to hate Seth MacFarlane’s character.

Daniel Craig really needs to be singled out amongst all these amazing performances however. You have NEVER seen Craig like this before – both literally in terms of looks, and in his personality. You get the sense that Craig is actually having fun in this role, being electric charged and bouncy – makes the brooding, ultra-serious Bond feel incredibly lacklustre. It is impossible not to fall in love with him. Soderbergh’s jokey “And introducing …” credit for the actor feels oddly appropriate; this is Craig reborn and renewed.

The film doesn’t take itself seriously – with all the jokes making fun of itself, the genre, the actors, and the director – but I think it adds to the experience that Soderbergh creates. I enjoyed it, and I think you will as well.



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