Logan Lucky
Crime, Drama, Comedy
IMDB rating:
Steven Soderbergh
Katie Holmes as Bobbie Jo Chapman
Sutton Johnston as Levi Chapman
Boden Johnston as Dylan Chapman
Farrah Mackenzie as Sadie Logan
Eric Perez as Construction Worker
Adam Driver as Clyde Logan
Riley Keough as Mellie Logan
Tom Archdeacon as Max's Non-Tourage #2
Jim O'Heir as Cal
Rebecca Koon as Purple Lady
David Denman as Moody Chapman
Channing Tatum as Jimmy Logan
Seth MacFarlane as Max Chilblain
Storyline: Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.
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Ocean's Seven Eleven
The Ocean's Seven eleven. Perfect concludes this movie in an attempt to convey a comedic story of a couple of Southern redneck brothers and a 'grand heist'. This film takes on many comedic tropes and stereotypical characters mixed with awkward comedy completed with slightly over the top performances.

This is a fun, light hearted film, with not much depth but an interesting premiss and relatively engaging hook and tension. Adam Driver as a one armed bartender and Daniel Craig as a Southern expert of explosives are just some of the funniest character tropes in this movie. Indeed, Logan Lucky puts all these top actors as West Virginians making it very amusing and fresh for audiences.

Even though the absurdist humour incorporated is funny and well worth the laugh the slightly extended run time can lead to it being slightly dry at times, a major flaw of Logan Lucky. But, overall great laughs and a good time with an intriguing heist story.
"Ocean's 11" meets "Talladega Nights"... but not as good as either.
It seems that everybody likes a good heist movie. This one has two guys who have a long history with each other (one of them dealing with a hostile ex-wife) who decide to rob a large entertainment venue during on especially busy day. They put together a motley crew to pull off their plan, which is very intricate, involving many moving pieces and requiring a few lucky breaks along the way. We don't see the extent to which everything came together until flashback scenes toward the end of the movie and, in the last scene, we're left with the impression that the story may not be as complete as we thought.

Oh, but I wasn't just talking about the subject of this review, the comedy crime drama "Logan Lucky" (PG-13, 1:59). Everything I said in the previous paragraph also applies to the 2001 crime drama "Ocean's 11". It only makes sense. This movie's director, Steven Soderbergh, also directed the first three "Ocean's" movies (including the 2004 and 2007 sequels, but not counting the 2018 all-female "Ocean's 8" for which he's as producer). (However, he did not write any of these films – or his Oscar-winning effort, "Traffic", or "Erin Brockovich", "Contagion", "Side Effects" or "Magic Mike", all of which he also directed.) Soderbergh's 2017 heist movie has a lot in common with some of his previous work, but has a very different setting – the southern U.S. This is "Ocean's 11" meets "Talladega Nights".

The Logans make up one of the most UN-lucky families in the South. At least, that's what Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) believes. He can rattle off a long list of relative misfortune to anyone who will listen, especially to his older brother, Jimmy (Channing Tatum). Jimmy had been a star high school quarterback and appeared destined to play college ball and then move on to the pros… until a leg injury ended those dreams and left Jimmy with a permanent limp. Since then, he married a woman named Bobbie Jo (Katie Holmes), had a daughter named Sadie (Farrah Mackenzie) and got divorced. Since Bobbie Jo got full custody, Jimmy has to drive from Charlotte, North Carolina to West Virginia to visit his daughter (which he does frequently… but not always reliably) and support her participation in beauty pageants.

Complicating matters further, Jimmy just loses his job working construction in the tunnels underneath the Charlotte Motor Speedway (due to liability issues related to his bum leg). For his part, Clyde is a disabled military veteran who lost his left hand and forearm in Iraq. Clyde is now a sad sack bartender who never smiles, usually speaks in a monotone and is… kinda slow. One day, British businessman and NASCAR team owner Max Chilblain (Seth MacFarlane) comes into Clyde's bar and begins mocking his disability. Jimmy defends his brother, gets into a fight and destroys Chillblain's car, and the incident gets on Jimmy's last nerve. He decides to stand up for the little guy – and take a bold step to change his life.

Jimmy cooks up a scheme to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Having worked that underground construction job, he knows how they move the money, where they store it and how to get to it. Clyde convinces Jimmy to join him, but they're gonna need more help. They visit an old acquaintance named Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) who is an explosives expert. One problem – Joe is "in-car-cer-ated" (as he sarcastically reminds the brothers) – and is up for parole soon. They say they can get him out of jail to do the job and get him back before he's missed. Joe decides to trust Jimmy and Clyde – but not completely.

Joe insists that his brothers be a part of the heist. Jimmy and Clyde recruit Sam Bang (Brian Gleeson) and Fish Bang (Jack Quaid), even though the Bangs says they "walk with God now" and need "a moral reason" to do the job. The Logans invent one, add their younger sister, Mellie (Riley Keough), to the crew and Jimmy's plan takes shape. Along the way, Clyde gets himself thrown in jail (on purpose), the robbery has to be moved up a week (to Memorial Day Weekend!), and other problems arise, but Jimmy gets everything set and he makes a phone call, saying "call the baker", a signal which sets the plan in motion. After the job, Logan's Six must try to avoid suspicion from FBI agents (led by Hillary Swank).

"Logan Lucky" is a pleasant enough diversion, but not especially creative. Soderbergh himself calls it "an anti-glam version of an Ocean's movie", but he doesn't make especially good use of his setting. Although the locations, circumstances and people are indeed "all South all the time", the script isn't as funny as it tries to be and most of the cleverness comes from heist movie clichés. Country music fans will enjoy the soundtrack (with special attention paid to John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads"), but may wonder whether they're laughing at these unsophisticated characters – or with them. The bright spots come from a few very good moments and the performances against type by actors like Adam Driver and especially Daniel Craig. With all that and a moderate amount of southern charm, the movie is mildly entertaining, but whether you'll consider yourself "lucky" if you're fixin' to take a peek at this Logans' saga, I reckon is kinda iffy. "B-"
Loses a star for Seth MacFarlane and Hilary Swank, but otherwise excellent!
LOGAN LUCKY is a welcomed return for filmmaker Steven Soderbergh who goes for smart and cool as oppose to dumb and goofy. This is no Ocean's 7-11, this is American cinema at its finest. Don't believe your friends who are most likely fans of lowbrow Hollywood schlock and coincidentally loved Soderbergh's OCEAN'S ELEVEN series, Logan Lucky is hardcore Americana fun. The cast is fantastic but without standouts because their performances were equally brilliant and thanks to flawless writing, it was integral to the film that they all play off each other. The actors seemed to be acting in unison, much like the team of unpolished bandits they were portraying in the film. While Logan Lucky scores some solid laughs, it is less a mainstream cookie-cutter comedy caper and more a slick heist picture throwback. Everything about this movie works with the exception of the obviously forced casting of Seth MacFarlane and Hilary Swank, which was clearly done to add a few more household names to the roster and get asses in the seats. Fortunately Soderbergh uses these two hacks sparingly and reduced their roles to more-or-less cameos. In summation, see Logan Lucky, it's just too damn good to pass up.
The Logan curse (sorta) continues from family to film.
As sad as it is, this movie is pretty decent but its few flaws make this movie lose a lot of value in the long run. Although I thought this film had some merit to it, it's honestly one of those films that's worth watching when it comes around to basic television. Although Logan Lucky has a decent story and good acting, it pacing struggles to provided a memorable ending like that of Ocean's Eleven and other movies alike. With all that in mind I decided to give Logan Lucky an "Alright" on theVade Review Bar or a 5 out of 10. The Logan curse continues from family to film, as the unlucky issues of pacing, drawn out endings, and spoiled comedic content make this a film that will have you wishing you could steal back your money and time.

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Where's the Big Switcheroo?
So the reason you pay $10 and sit two hours is for the big heist payoff, right? Here it is: Instead of the cash being vacuumed into plastic trash bags and hauled away by a garbage CART...get this...some of the cash is vacuumed into plastic trash bags and hauled away by a garbage TRUCK!

I was anxiously expecting the big switcheroo to involve credit cards, NASCAR winnings, gold bullion...ANYTHING...except more trash bags in a slightly different trash disposal vehicle. Silly me (for wasting $10 and two hours).
The premise is hard to accept
This movie is underwhelming. The possibility of so many trashy types performing their parts in this heist so impeccably is hard to swallow.

It's mildly diverting to see how your favorite star acts like a red neck, though Channing is getting so puffy it's not such a stretch for him. Daniel Craig is out of place.

Is it interesting? Not really.
A brief description of the movie, in relation to other popular movies.
Well, this one made me sign up, and I'm write my first review ever. Okay... And I'm doing all of that not because it's like the best movie of the year or anything, but because how strongly I felt to express how good it is, compared to other movies that I thought were some of the best of their genre; and I'm talking here about Ocean's 11 & 13. For quite some time I thought they were very good, and Ocean's 12 as somewhat artistic. But boy I think differently now; Ocean's 11 & 13 are your typical popcorn flicks, with some nice visuals and catchy scenes here and there. That's it, Nothing more. But on the other hand, Logan Lucky is subtle at sometimes (in a good way) and exciting at others, with some very good performances by the main cast. Which makes it one of the best of in its genre.
An inversion of the Ocean's films but just as much fun
A few years ago director Steven Soderbergh made no secret of his waning passion for filmmaking. He announced his intention to retire from feature films following the release of 2013's Behind the Candelabra and cited his desire to pursue other creative interests. Well, it may have taken four years (and a brief stint directing TV's The Knick) to reignite his filmmaking passion, but Soderbergh proves his hand behind the camera is as assured as ever in the rollicking heist caper Logan Lucky.

Aptly described by Soderbergh himself as an "anti-glam version of an Ocean's movie", Logan Lucky is a return to the style of filmmaking that made his Ocean's trilogy box office hits. The film moves at a neat pace, features a strong ensemble cast and is packed with enough twist and turns to keep things interesting throughout its two hour running time.

The story follows the Logan family, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde (Adam Driver) and their sister Mellie Logan (Riley Keough), who are known for their family history of bad-luck. After loosing his job at a mine located underneath the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jimmy plans to pull of an elaborate heist to put the Logan's financial woes behind them and break the family curse. With intricate knowledge of a series of underground tubes that run from the Speedway to a central bank vault filled with millions of dollars, Jimmy sees the perfect opening to rob the vault during a NARSCAR race. To pull it off, he enlists the help of his siblings along with bomb expert Joe Bang (a scene stealing Daniel Craig) and his two brothers, Sam (Brian Gleeson) and Fish Bang (Jack Quaid). The only problem: Joe's in prison. So on top of concocting a plan to steal the cash, they'll need to figure out a way to break Joe out of prison and get him back with no one the wiser. No pressure.

It's a zany comedy about unremarkable characters punching well above their weight but through sheer luck managing to pull things off. Half the fun of the film is seeing things not happening to plan but somehow working out in the end. To its credit, the film never treats itself too seriously and invites you to laugh along with the character's mishaps and the farcical parts of the story are frequently the funniest. One gag involving a prison riot and a jab at Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin's glacial writing pace is as screwy as it is funny.

For the most part, the film moves along at a nice pace. Just like in the Ocean's films, Soderbergh (who edits his own film) employs slick, fast cut editing to keep the heist scenes interesting and involving. He also manages to make good use of an impressive ensemble cast, with the likes of Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston and Sebastian Stan all making minor but memorable appearances. And while Adam Driver and Channing Tatum both give impressive performances, the standout is an almost unrecognisable Daniel Craig playing blue-collar criminal Joe Bang. An explosions expert sporting a heavy southern accent and bright blonde hair, he's an anti-glam version of Bond if you will. It's Craig's impeccable comedic timing that will make you wish the Bond films would let him exercise his comedic chops a little bit more.

It's only in the last act that the film starts to feel a little played out. The introduction of Hillary Swank as a Special Agent in the last 20 minutes of the film feels a little rushed and ultimately doesn't really go anywhere. Instead, the story continues through a number of false endings, not entirely sure when to bring down the curtain.

Overall, as the first feature to draw Soderbergh out of semi-retirement, Logan Lucky is clearly something he wanted to make and his passion comes through in the final product. Produced entirely on his own and without studio interference, Logan Lucky inverts the glamour and opulence of the Ocean's trilogy without loosing the series' trademark quirks and high entertainment value. If Logan Lucky is intended to act as sort of push-back of the Hollywood system and studio meddling, then Soderbergh has succeeded at both proving a point and making you laugh while doing it.
Another enjoyable heist from the acclaimed director, but does fall a bit short of being as just as fun
Logan Lucky is a heist film starring Channing Tatum and Adam Driver. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Trilogy, Traffic, Erin Brockovich), the film is another enjoyable heist from the acclaimed director, but does fall a bit short of being as just as fun.

In North Carolina, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) have constantly dealt with bad luck throughout their lives, with Jimmy losing out on a football career due to an injury and Clyde losing most of his left arm while serving in Iraq. Attempting to end their financial troubles and break the "Logan curse" once and for all, the brothers conspire to pull off a heist at a NASCAR race, exploiting Jimmy's knowledge of the tunnels underneath the speedway.

Featuring a solid cast and an interesting conclusion, Logan Lucky is an amusing heist film which plays out more as a rawer, stripped-down version of the Ocean's Trilogy, which was also directed by Soderbergh. The unusual setting of a car race makes for a major departure from a typical heist movie and the pacing feels somewhat slower than what would normally be expected. The humour is dry and simple enough for even the most casual film-goer to understand, again a major deviation from the wittier and cleverer comedy of the "Ocean's" films. Channing Tatum and Adam Driver have surprisingly strong chemistry with each other and are quite convincing as two, down-on-their-luck brothers, however it is Daniel Craig as their recruited safebreaker who stands out the most due to his eccentric personality.

I rate it 7/10
Third best to date of 2017
This film sneaks up on you, starts out with just enough character development for you to buy in, adds a little red-neck humour and charm, and then, "BANG", it turns into a cool and intelligent heist movie. Subtly done, Mr. Soderbergh! The best film of its' genre since Inside Man. P.S. 1. Wind River. 2. Baby Driver