Keep up-to-date on your favourite artists and movies, track gig and release dates, and join in the conversation.
Want more? Listen to our discussion of 'Logan Lucky' on SWITCHCast
review, Logan Lucky, Logan, Lucky, film, movie, latest movies, new movie, movie ratings, current movie reviews, latest films, recent movies, current movies, movie critics, new movie reviews, latest movie reviews, latest movies out, the latest movies, review film, latest cinema releases, Australian reviews, cinema, cinema reviews, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, Sebastian Stan, Seth Macfarlane, Katherine Waterston, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Jack Quaid, Steven Soderbergh film rating




By Jess Fenton
13th August 2017

It’s been four years since director Steven Soderbergh retired from Hollywood, and while ‘Logan Lucky’ will serve as his first feature film back in the director’s chair, this will actually be the seventh project he’s put his fingerprints on since said “retirement”. Ah, artists: they say what they mean, they don’t mean what they say, and we poor plebs are left scratching our heads when it comes time to forking over $20 for a movie by a guy who doesn’t make movies anymore. It’s a crazy world, isn’t it? You may remember filmmaker Steven Soderbergh for helping Julia Roberts win an Oscar, giving us the Clooney, Pitt, Damon bromance, and getting Channing Tatum back into a tear-away g-string. He is a god among cinefiles, horny women and anyone with a penis - gay, straight, everyone wants to bone Clooney, Pitt and Damon. Everyone. And this genius put them all in the one room, at the same time... thrice. With the ‘Oceans’ trilogy being Soderbergh’s most successful project to date, it’s should come as no surprise that he’s “come out of retirement” for yet another comedy heist caper.


Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum, ‘Magic Mike’) is a recently let-go single father who decides to drag his one-armed brother Clyde (Adam Driver, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’) and hairdresser sister Mellie (Riley Keough, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’) into a heist. Set in North Carolina, the siblings decide to hit up their local NASCAR track when Jimmy discovers their money delivery system is a set of easily hackable pneumatic tubes. Along for the ride is currently incarcerated Joe Bang (Daniel Craig, ‘Spectre’) and his idiot brothers Sam and Fish. With a hair-brained scheme, a family curse hanging over their heads and the biggest event on the NASCAR calendar to do it, it’s pedal to the metal to get the loot.

There are so many holes the whole thing is a wedge of Swiss cheese but my god this movie is fun.

So, the set up is paper thin - I think, not totally sure, Jimmy decides to steal the money to pay for a lawyer to stop his ex from moving their daughter a couple extra miles away, across state lines, which they practically border anyway. And there are so many holes that the whole thing is a wedge of Swiss cheese - but my god, this movie is fun. Soderbergh himself has called this an “inversion of ‘Oceans Eleven'” - it’s not glam, there’s no tech, and these people are broke. Unfortunately he’s taken this “inversion” directive a little too far and this film lacks that signature style. After all, it is a heist film, with humour, it needs some of that stylish Soderbergh stank. Yeah, you know what I’m talkin’ ‘bout. But none of that matters, none of it, because I’ve got two words for you - Daniel. Craig. This British hunk-of-spunk and Grand Poobah of suave AKA James Freakin Bond plays a boiled egg-loving, bleach blonde explosives expert hick with a southern accent, and it’s one of the greatest performances ever. Craig has an absolute ball with this character, and it’s just as much fun to watch.

‘Logan Lucky’ is a captivating flick thanks to a great cast, fast cars and fun side stories that will keep you distracted from the gaping plot holes that will plague you come the credit roll - but who among you can deny yourself a good time? Certainly not me.

RELEASE DATE: 17/08/2017
RUN TIME: 1h 58m
CAST: Channing Tatum
Adam Driver
Riley Keough
Daniel Craig
Sebastian Stan
Seth Macfarlane
Katherine Waterston
Katie Holmes
Hilary Swank
Jack Quaid
DIRECTOR: Steven Soderbergh
WRITER: Rebecca Blunt
SCORE: David Holmes
Want more? Listen to our discussion of 'Logan Lucky' on SWITCHCast 
King of Thieves - Michael Caine's masterful heist flick
TRENDINGWIN KING OF THIEVESMichael Caine's masterful heist flick
The Girl in the Spider's Web - Claire Foy's take on the Dragon Tattoo world
TRENDINGWIN THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEBClaire Foy's take on the Dragon Tattoo world
And the Oscar goes to... - Pick the 2019 winners to take home your own prize!
TRENDINGWIN AND THE OSCAR GOES TO...Pick the 2019 winners to take home your own prize!
Undermined: Tales from the Kimberley - Asks urgent questions that demand answers
TRENDINGUNDERMINED: TALES FROM THE KIMBERLEYAsks urgent questions that demand answers
Mandy - A psychedelic gonzo masterpiece
TRENDINGMANDYA psychedelic gonzo masterpiece
The Breaker Upperers - Another soon-to-be New Zealand comedy classic
TRENDINGTHE BREAKER UPPERERSAnother soon-to-be New Zealand comedy classic
© 2011 - 2019 midnightproductions
All rights reserved

Disclaimer | Contact Us