DVD Review: Logan Lucky

It's a curse.

When his ex wife decides to move their daughter further away, Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) talks his brother, Clyde (Adam Driver) and their sister Millie (Riley Keough) into robbing the Charlotte Motor Speedway during a Nascar race. They need the help of an incarcerated thief, Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) to pull this off, so they find a way to temporarily break him out of prison to assist.

This film is a textbook example of actors elevating the material because script wise there were a lot of issues here. I felt like there were a lot of plot holes in their plan that they never properly filled in, and there were all these extra side characters played by Seth McFarlane, Hillary Swank, and Sebastian Stan that served little to no purpose. But there's something charming about Logan Lucky that makes it possible to look past these things. 

Adam Driver was the standout for me. He's tremendous and while it has nothing to do with the film, I'm still baffled on why everyone is drooling all over Channing Tatum and not him. Daniel Craig does a great job finally playing someone different and Riley Keough is always solid. 

I can see why this film wouldn't work for everyone. With a different cast, I don't think it would've worked for me. But it has some great laughs and an excellent cast. I think it makes it worth seeing.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B-

Memorable Quote: "Did you just say cauliflower at me?" - Clyde Logan (Adam Driver)

16 comments:

  1. I definitely will see this as my local library has a DVD copy of the film as it's something I need to see since I'm a fan of Steven Soderbergh.

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    1. I'm not in love with Soderbergh's films but this is one of the better ones for me.

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  2. I just loved this movie. It was so effortlessly charming and pleasant. But yeah some of those supporting characters shouldn't be there

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  3. I think I enjoyed this movie more than I should have but that's probably because of the cast like you mentioned. It also mirrored Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven, one of my favorite movies, so I'm sure that was a part of it, too.

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  4. I don't really care for any of these chuckleheads so I didn't love the movie but it did have its moments.

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    1. Aww that's too bad! I don't think I would've seen this had Driver not been in it.

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  5. I really enjoyed this one - it's a little too "Ocean's Country" for me to love it completely, but all the actors are so great (Daniel Craig MIGHT make my Supporting Actor list for 2017) and no one does a heist like Soderbrgh.

    And all the stuff with Channing and his daughter was just TOO adorable.

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    1. That was super cute, and that could've easily been too much.

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  6. I gotta admit I loved this goofy thing. It actually came close to making my Top 20 from last year. I've a review written for months. Gotta get that thing up.

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    1. Mine sat in my drafts for about a month too. I feel you. lol

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  7. I do want to see this because it looks quirky and I liked the way Daniel Craig looks in the film...a bits nuts:) I don't get how people find Channing Tatum good looking. he seems nice and he can dance which is a bonus but he looks like a bullet head

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    1. Tatum doesn't do anything for me either. He's pretty generic looking. Craig is awesome in this.

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  8. Yes, there are many problems with the script and all those characters deserved more screen time but it was so much fun! I really liked Adam Driver too but Daniel Craig was the standout for me. Who knew the guy could do comedy? Great review!

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    1. Right? It was nice to see Craig do something so out of his element.

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