Title: Logan Lucky
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Stephen Soderbergh
Starring: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough
Runtime: 1 hr 58 mins
What It Is: The Logan brothers Jimmy (Tatum) and Clyde (Driver) are down on their luck. Clyde thinks there may be some sort of curse on the family. This is, perhaps, evidenced further by the fact that Jimmy is laid off of his job. Now to help his family and perhaps get his ex-wife Bobbie Jo (Katie Holmes) to allow him more time with his daughter Sadie (Farrah Mackenzie). His plan? To rob Charlotte Motor Speedway during a relatively slow time. When plans change and they have to move it up they’ll take a huge risk during a major race weekend.
What We Think: Soderbergh continues to be the man. This guy really knows how to craft interesting characters that are deeply nuanced but relatable. That’s exactly what we have here. Tatum alongside Keough and Driver are great and have the chemistry that you believe they’re siblings. Soderbergh plays everything fast and loose and that suits the material like a fireproof suit on a NASCAR driver. Even down to the bit-players Soderbergh gets it right. There is a freshness and a fun to the whole affair. I was on a Rock Mountain high the whole time. Take Me Home Soderbergh, Country Roads to a place you’ve made and I belong.
Our Grade: A-, If this isn’t one of cinema grandest capers in some time then I think that’s a mistake. Not only is the crime subplot well fleshed out but I think that the main story is even better. Just a fantastic film that I can not honestly recommend much higher. I saw this film as a double feature and if the other film weren’t what it was this would’ve been the best film I’d seen in quite some time.