Film Review: Logan Lucky
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Dubbed the “anti-glam” version of his Ocean’s trilogy, Logan Lucky sees director Steven Soderbergh successfully return in what is a funny, far-fetched heist film featuring a talented all-star cast. The film follows the Logan brothers, Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde (Adam Driver) who, after continuously running into bad luck supposedly down to the “Logan family curse”, decide to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway. In order to do so, they seek the help of their sister, Mellie (Riley Keough) and convict Joe Bang (Daniel Craig), and attempt to carry out an elaborate heist that will require a fair bit of brains, and a hell of a lot of luck. Logan Lucky’s strongest feature is by far its well-written humour. The film is consistently funny with all the cast members proving themselves to be great comedic actors through both their excellent timing and line delivery. Adam Driver, in particular, is incredibly funny with his dead pan line delivery and vacant facial expressions being really entertaining. The three brothers of Joe, Fish and Sam, played by Daniel Craig, Jack Quaid and Brian Gleeson respectively, are also really funny with some of the film's biggest laughs coming courtesy of Quaid and Gleeson’s hapless pair. Driver and Craig are the two stand outs of the film, both putting in great performances. Craig is near unrecognisable as Joe and sells the character really well by putting in what is his best performance since Skyfall. It’s refreshing to see the actor showing off his range after audiences have gotten used to seeing him as Bond for over ten years.
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