Reviewed By Linda Marric
Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) was once a popular high school jock, admired by his peer and lusted after by the prettiest girls of his rural West Virginia town. However, as luck would have it, Jimmy’s career was dead before it even began due to a match injury. Now divorced from his childhood sweetheart with whom he has a daughter, and about to lose his poorly paid construction job, Jimmy can't shake off the infamous Logan bad luck he and his family seem to be suffering from. Fed up with his ex wife and her new husband’s constant badgering, Jimmy decides that the only way for him and his brother Clyde (Adam Driver) to get back at the world, is by staging a heist in order to rob the local NASCAR race vault. Hilarity ensues when the pair rope in, not only their hairdresser sister Mellie (Riley Keough), but also an incarcerated tattooed and bleached haired criminal Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) and his dimwitted brothers.
The rest follows more of the same Soderberghian formula of arduous planning and intricate details. But don't let that put you off, because this is genuinely one of the director’s most fun productions to date. Tatum is extremely likeable, while Driver’s turn as the nice but dim brother is as good as any other Adam Driver performance.
Keough puts in a magnificent performance as the southern “non nonsense” taking ball-breaker, but the most impressive turn comes courtesy of an almost unrecognisable Daniel Craig, whose southern accent is more than adequate. With a brilliant laugh out loud screenplay from Rebecca Blunt and an inspired cast list, this is a genuine return to form from Soderbergh, and long may it last.
Stars:Channing Tatum, Riley Keough, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig,
Logan Lucky is out on Friday 25th of August.