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Logan Lucky (2017)

Logan Lucky (2017) is the perfect example of when you combine an incredibly written plot with incredibly captivating and talented actors. Honestly, I am a sucker for a heist movie, I love the build up and ultimately watching how the robbery or crime itself unfolds. Usually, heist movies are incredibly elaborate and executed by the crème de la crème of criminals but ironically, what I found unique and enticing about this movie, is that the brains of the operation is known for being a little bit on the slow side. Performed by the incomparable Adam Driver and the charming Channing Tatum, the Logan brothers pull of the stunt of the season with help from some fascinating characters including performances from Daniel Craig, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes and Hilary Swank.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the mastermind behind the Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen movies, Logan Lucky (2017) most defiantly holds its own in comparison to his previous blockbusters. Logan Lucky (2017) exudes personality from both its complex yet riveting storyline to its simple yet surprisingly likeable characters. Essentially, the narrative follows The Logan brothers, Jimmy (Tatum) the family man and Clyde (Driver) the one armed bar tender compose a plan to steal from the popular Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Jimmy also recruits demolition expert Joe Bang (Craig) to help them break into the track's underground system. Of course, this is a heist movie so when complications arise it forces the crew to pull off the heist during a popular NASCAR race while also trying to dodge a relentless FBI agent.


The primary factors for why I enjoyed this film come down to 1. The unfathomable possibility that the heist would actually succeed 2. The chemistry between Tatum and Driver on screen 3. The plot-twist ending. Firstly, I watch movies to escape from reality, meaning when a movie realistically executes something that would be almost impossible in the real world, I am all for it. Especially when it comes to heist movies, the bigger and most outrageous the heist the most I am going to love the movie. Logan Lucky (2017) is written in immense detail, there was no stone left unturned or question left unanswered, the film gave us a satisfying, dare I say realistic ending, whilst not feeling cliched or unsatisfactory.


To conclude, Logan Lucky (2017) is officially one of my favourite heist movies, it is unapologetic in its lack of charming, manipulative characters, everyone in the movie is a little rough around the edges and not exactly desirable like other heist movies. The characters are loveable, you totally and utterly want the ‘criminals’ to succeed from the first moment you meet them. It does not confine itself to the stereotypical codes and conventions of a ‘heist ’ movie, Logan Lucky (2017) is raw and fresh and I have not seen a movie ending that has made me feel so fulfilled in a while. By far my favourite lockdown find, if you like a heist, or if you don’t I implore you to check this one out, it is a winner in every way possible.

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