Jimmy Logan, a blue collar laborer whose once promising football career was ruined by an injury, is laid off from his construction job at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Due to liability issues, Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) is laid off from his construction job at Charlotte Motor Speedway. On top of that, he discovers that his ex wife Bobbie Jo (Katie Holmes) is about to leave with her new husband. This will make it extra hard for him to visit their daughter, Sadie (Farrah Mackenzie).
After life knocks him down significantly enough, Jimmy explains a plan to his Iraq War vet brother, Clyde (Adam Driver). Having worked construction underneath the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jimmy knows about pneumatic tubes that move the money within it. A heist is proposed with the help of an explosives expert named Joe Bang (Daniel Craig), and his two redneck brothers, Sam (Brian Gleeson) and Fish (Jack Quaid).
I would almost say that this is what you'd get if you cast 'Ocean's Eleven' with the cast of something like 'Letterkenny'. It's often pretty funny when it comes to the whole redneck persona, but I'm glad to say that it's not an unintelligent movie. It actually looks a lot goofier than it turned out to be.
I think the last half of the movie was strangely confusing, but in the end it kinda pays off. Without saying too much here, the overall ending of the movie was actually pretty sweet and untypical of a heist movie.
I'd have to say the real stealer of the show has to be Daniel Craig. Everyone does a good job here, but you can tell that Craig is having a pretty wild-good time with the character of Joe Bang. He's a far cry from any sort of James Bond, I'll tell you that much.
If you enjoy a good heist movie, you may wanna check this one out. It wasn't my favorite, but it was definitely worth the watch. It could also be one of these titles one has to see a few times to fully get and appreciate, but just for a good time at the theater, I'd say it fits the bill.
9/24/2017 02:13:50 pm
Logan Lucky is one of a kind film. I really enjoyed watching it. It touched my heart while watching this film. The love of a father is really irreplaceable by any amount of money. As a father, not being able to see my children grow really suffocates me. It is heart-breaking that my daughter could not even recognize me as their father. In worst cases, they even pushed me away. That is why, I really can relate to this film.
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