Monday, August 21, 2017

[Review] Logan Lucky

Director Steven Soderbergh returns with Logan Lucky, a wacky southern-fried heist comedy that's bolstered by a remarkably stellar cast.

Channing Tatum and Adam Driver are the Logan brothers, and they've fallen on hard times in the income department. But with some help from their sister (played by Riley Keough, fantastic) and a prison inmate amusingly named Joe Bang (and amusingly played by Daniel Craig), they form an incredibly elaborate plan to rob a vault during a race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The film runs like a well-oiled machine and it fires on all cylinders. Rebecca Blunt's (whose identity has oddly been called into question) screenplay is full of gloriously deadpan dialogue and hilarious slapstick humor. It's all so intricately schemed as well, and it manages to come together swimmingly. Every plot tube connects. Every little detail pays off. Every setting takes on its own mood. Every character, although not deeply developed, feels lived-in. You can practically smell the grease under Channing Tatum's dirty fingernails. In fact, this is a story that introduces so many quirky individuals that it seems like there could be a whole TV series made out of it. And I would definitely watch.

Logan Lucky is a redneck robbery. A hillbilly heist. An Ocean's 7-Eleven. And it's an absolute hoot.

* 8.5/10 *

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