Logan Lucky

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High-octane fun that's smartly assembled without putting on airs, Logan Lucky marks a welcome end to Steven Soderbergh's retirement -- and proves he hasn't lost his ability to entertain.



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Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.


Channing Tatum
as Jimmy Logan
Adam Driver
as Clyde Logan
Riley Keough
as Mellie Logan
Seth MacFarlane
as Max Chilblain
Katie Holmes
as Bobbie Jo Chapman
Katherine Waterston
as Sylvia Harrison
Sebastian Stan
as Dayton White
Hilary Swank
as Special Agent Sarah Grayson
Daniel Craig
as Joe Bang
Dwight Yoakam
as Warden Burns
Jack Quaid
as Fish Bang
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  • Nov 06, 2018
    Sometimes first impressions are everything, particularly in the film world. Uwe Boll made a terrible first impression and the consensus, which has been earned for the most part, is that he's an absolutely fucking terrible filmmaker. I've always found that even a blind squirrel finds a nut twice a day and, for all I know, Uwe Boll has made a good movie by now. If he has, it's probably not gonna be good enough for me to actually want to see it. Another person this could be said about, at least in terms of acting, is Keanu Reeves. Mr. Reeves, who seems like a really cool guy from what I can tell, has never actually improved as an actor and he's been doing this now for a few years longer than I've been alive. With that said, however, I think Reeves has endured as an beloved star not because of his talent, but because of that likability factor and his charisma. People like Reeves and it has absolutely nothing to do with his acting talent, or lack thereof. If he's improved, honestly, it's been incrementally, to the point where you wouldn't even notice it. However, the reason I bring this up is because Channing Tatum was one of those actors that made a poor first impression. It's obvious that he was cast in that dancing movie, whose name I don't care to remember, because of how he looked and, of course, the fact that he could legitimately dance. For the longest time after that, I did not like him one bit because, again, I perceived him to be cast more for his look as opposed to his acting talent. But, boy, oh boy, has Mr. Tatum proven me wrong throughout the years with constant growth and improvement as an actor throughout the years. I think the first time I, and a lot of people, noticed this was how good he actually was in 21 Jump Street. From his comedic timing, his chemistry with Jonah Hill, he completely flipped the switch and turned into a really funny comedic actor. I mean, maybe that comedic talent was always there and he just needed someone to give him the shot to showcase it and he managed to do so in 21 Jump Street and its sequel. And, really, ever since then, my perception of the guy has changed completely. And, of course, this is also because I've seen him give good performances in other movies. I don't know how the guy would be at a straight up drama, though he was quite good in Side Effects (another Soderbergh feature). Regardless, the point I'm trying to make is the fact that I'm glad to have been proven wrong about Channing Tatum as he still shows signs of improvement, which is quite noticeable in this movie. Having said that, after four miserable first days of this month, where every movie I watched was rated 2 stars or below. So this movie was a more calculated choice yesterday night. I certainly wanted to watch it, yes, but I definitely picked it so I could finally watch something that was good. And, of course, this definitely did not disappoint. It's obviously not a perfect movie, since no movie ever is, and I think it suffers from what a lot of heist movies suffer from and that is that the planning itself isn't always as interesting as the heist itself. Though, at least, in this movie, they make up for that by the fact that the characters themselves are memorable and entertaining. And you can tell that the cast clearly relished playing these roles, particularly Daniel Craig as Joe Bang. So many years of playing James Bond makes you kind of of forget that there's a good actor underneath the bored and uninterested face Craig has had for some of the more lower quality entries in his tenure as Bond. I think he is pretty great as this character, as are Adam Driver and Channing Tatum as brothers who plan this heist to break this supposed family curse. Driver's character, Clyde, lost his hand, from below the elbow, in Iraq. Jimmy, Tatum's character, suffered a knee injury that ended his NFL prospects, among many other incidents the family has suffered throughout the years, as Clyde mentions early in the movie. Of course, Jimmy is also driven to do this by the fact that he got fired from his job recently, he did construction under the Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is the same place he robs with his brother and sister, Joe Bang and his two dimwit brothers, Fish and Sam. But, there's obvious one chink in the armor, and that is that Joe Bang is currently incarcerated. This leads to an elaborate plan where Clyde gets himself thrown in the same prison before staging a hostage situation, so they could escape from the prison, do the heist, and come back before any of the guards, or the warden, were none the wiser. This leads to, probably, the funniest scene in the entire movie where the prisoners, who are holding the guards hostage, demand copies of yet-to-be released books in the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' saga by George R.R Martin and the ensuing discussions with the warden about how Game of Thrones has now deviated from the source material. If there's one thing that I like about this movie, and I like about any more, for that matter, is the tight narrative. It's all clearly heading towards this same conclusion which is pulling off the heist at the speedway. There are no needless subplots or side characters, even this Dayton White character, who refers to his body as his OS and the food he consumes its software, ends up, somewhat, affecting the post-heist investigation, when he refuses to corroborate this testimony given by the owner of Dayton's NASCAR team. With that said, however, I do find that the movie has some flaws in that the pacing of this movie is not particularly inviting. It's a very good movie, no doubt about that, but it's also one that feels longer than it probably should be given the fact that they stick with some scenes after they should have reasonably concluded. I honestly don't think the movie should have been as long as it was. I feel that everything this movie shows you serves some sort of purpose in the narrative over the long haul. So I'm not saying that you remove any of these scenes, I'm just saying you shorten them as they could have gotten to the point considerably sooner than they did. It is a minor complaint as, again, I thought this was still very good, but it is something that, I felt, kept this movie from reaching a truly great status. Having said that, this is an exceptionally well-made film, you can expect no less from Steven Soderbergh, and the soundtrack is pretty damn great as well. I do think the movie ends cleverly enough in that, while you get to see the lead characters get away with the heist, for the time being, the special agent investigating the case, who was told the case was being closed after six months of nothing, is sticking around in town for the time being. Obviously, she's trying to see if she can get close enough to Clyde in order so he can confide in her in order for him to admit some sort of involvement in the heist itself. So, of course, eventually, their luck is gonna run out and they will be caught. But, like I said, for the time being, as the movie ends, they got away with the crime and you get a satisfying conclusion that works on both ends. Like I said, I had a lot of issues with the pacing of this movie, but this was still a really damn good movie with strong acting, writing, directing and a killer soundtrack. A couple of flaws aren't enough to keep me from recommending this if you have Prime.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Jun 11, 2018
    From Steven Soderbergh comes Logan Lucky, an entertaining and comedic heist film. After losing his job Jimmy Logan plans to rob a local NASCAR speedway and puts together a team to help him. Starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, and Katie Holmes, the cast is pretty decent; however, the performances are rather lackluster. And the heist itself is pretty clichéd and hits a lot of the usual tropes. Still, the comedy works fairly well and there are some exciting scenes as the heist is pulled off and complications arise. Logan Lucky has its moments and is kind of fun at times, but it been done a hundred times before...and better.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 07, 2018
    it could be considered the red neck version of ocean's 11, but it is entertaining fast moving and well directed and acted. Tatum has his moments but Craig and Driver make quirky characters appealing and riley KEOUGH IS NICE TO LOOK AT. A FUN SATURDAY NIGHT RENTAL! 03-03-2018
    Christopher O Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2018
    Soderbergh leaves his alleged retirement to deliver us this entertaining (yet uneven) caper that may not be remarkable but benefits from a good ensemble cast, even if the movie suffers from problems of pacing and relies on a sense of humor that doesn't always work.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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