Director / Stephen Soderbergh (THE OCEANS TRILOGY, MAGIC MIKE, ERIN BROCKOVICH)
Stars/ Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid, Katie Holmes, Seth MacFarlane, Sebastian Stan, Farrah Mackenzie, Katherine Waterston and Hilary Swank
The movie that reversed filmmaker Stephen Soderbergh’s decision to retire is this rather offbeat ensemble crime comedy, LOGAN LUCKY.
In North Carolina, the annual Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race is soon beginning. The down-on-their-luck Logan siblings Jimmy (Channing Tatum), Clyde (Adam Driver) and Mellie (Riley Keough) recognise an opportunity to pull off a heist during the race. The elaborately planned robbery, which involves imprisoned thug Joe Bang (Daniel Craig – hilariously sporting a southern U.S accent and bleached blonde hair), doesn’t all go according to plan.
LOGAN LUCKY is a movie that can quite literally thank its lucky stars! The performances from the wonderfully arranged ensemble cast combines with the script’s irresistibly playful mimicry of its characters and dialogue to bring an immensely enjoyable heist film. Now, just how much fun you have watching LOGAN LUCKY is going to partially depend on the handle you have over its more particular details involving the heist and the connections of its many, many characters. Without intention, this overly crammed and overcrowded screenplay has a tendency to make viewers work overtime in conveying some very muddled specific information. Make the mistake of persisting with unraveling it all and LOGAN LUCKY will probably match entertainment with confusion for you. Rather it is best to accept the fact that perhaps not every stroke of luck LOGAN LUCKY is reaching for will be fathomed or even feasible and instead to surrender to its constantly jocular and jovial character.
3 ½ stars
Viewer Discretion/ M (Coarse language)
Trailer / LOGAN LUCKY
Moviedoc thanks Roadshow Films for the invite to the screening of this film.
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