‘Logan Lucky’ powered by formidable acting, clever script

Credit to Fingerprint Releasing/Bleecker Street| Channing Tatum and Adam Driver in the film of Logan Lucky

‘Logan Lucky’ – Starring: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, and Daniel Craig

9 out of 10

By Hayden Welty ’19


Directed by Steven Soderbergh, “Logan Lucky” is a thrilling action-comedy movie that depicts the Logan sibling trio’s attempt of a heist at a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

After being fired from his construction job at the track, Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) enlists the help of his brother and sister as well as a demolitions expert—Clyde Logan (Adam Driver), Mellie Logan (Riley Keough), and Joe Bang (Daniel Craig), respectively—to pull off a robbery of his former employer, the Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is such an expansive facility it contains its own vault.

While the actors were certainly not made for their casted roles, each one expertly portrays their character, composing a high-spirited and entertaining blast of a movie.

In the supporting roles, Sadie Logan (Farrah Mackenzie), Cal (Jim O’Heir), Bobbie Jo Chapman (Katie Holmes), and Max Chilblain (Seth MacFarlane) all turned in consistently enthralling performances, which further encapsulate our attention and affection.

With just the right amount of plot twists, the movie keeps you constantly surprised and engaged, and the plot itself manages to keep its comical tone in significantly meaningful moments, which are two strikingly difficult balances to reach.

Despite some sporadic limited lapses in quality, I found that “Logan Lucky” excels as an entertaining action flick that simultaneously manages to balance the qualities of amusingly easygoing yet earnest and substantial.

I give it a 9 out of 10.

“Logan Lucky” has received a considerably positive critical reception after its release, earning a 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, a 3.5/4 on Roger Ebert, and a 7.4/10 on IMDb.

The film has derived an alternative response from moviegoers, however, acquiring a lousy B cinemascore and grossing a mere $8.1 million on opening weekend.