2017’s Logan Lucky sees Channing Tatum and Adam Driver star as none-too-bright two bothers who believe their family (the Logans) is a cursed lot. The duo hatch a scheme to improve their lives by robbing the Charlotte Motor Speedway – a plan which involves breaking Daniel Craig’s unhinged Joe Bang out of prison. As you can imagine, things don’t run smoothly and soon Hillary Swank’s tough-as-nails FBI agent is tracking down the stolen loot.
Steven Soderbergh is one of the finest directors to ever work in the Hollywood game. Films like Out Of Sight, Sex Lies And Video Tape, Traffic, Solaris, The Limey et al show that he’s up there with the likes of John Ford, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock. He’s truly one of the greats, with an understanding of how to handle genre, tone and style. He announced his retirement from filmmaking back in 2011, but thankfully he wasn’t true to his word. He’s back with Logan Lucky, a comedic heist movie starring Channing Tatum (Soderbergh’s new go-to leading man), Adam Driverand Daniel Craig. It’s with a slightly heavy heart that I report that it’s a a solid flick, however it lacks the Soderbergh spark that made Ocean’s 11 (and its sequels) such a joy.
Budgeted at $29 million, Logan Lucky grossed $27.7 million at the US box office and $48.4 million globally.