Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky: Critics’ Reviews.
With Logan Lucky, Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen) makes his comeback to making movies since directing Side Effects, and announcing his retirement from film in 2013. And it’s sound like a great thing. The early reviews are very positive and the critics are praising his new heist movie.
Logan Lucky is starring Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Hilary Swank, Katie Holmes, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane and Katherine Waterston.
Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky is opening in theaters on August 18.
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Here is the official synopsis for Logan Lucky:
The Logan’s are a blue-collar family from the hills of West Virginia, and their clan has been famous for its bad luck for nearly 90 years. But the conniving Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) decides it’s time to turn the family’s luck around, and with a little help from his friends, the Redneck Robbers, he plans to steal $14 million from the Charlotte Motor Speedway on the busiest race day of the year.
A heist movie with a difference: Steven Soderbergh, the director of the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy and an A-list cast including Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig and Adam Driver deliver a smart, thrilling and funny blue-collar story of an audacious multi-million dollar robbery.
Here are the critics’ early reviews:
The Playlist – Drew Taylor.
“This is a brilliantly constructed, whip-smart, and laugh-out-loud-funny romp from a filmmaker whose precision and craft is nearly unparalleled. It’s hard to think of a movie this year that has been as singularly delightful, one that, with each passing moment, reveals something charming or odd or real”.
The Film Stage – Nick Newman.
“Logan Lucky‘s spell is light, the magic casual”.
Variety – Owen Gleiberman.
“Logan Lucky is Soderbergh in mid-season form, and there should be a solid summer niche for a movie that’s this much ripsnorting fun”.
The Hollywood Reporter – Todd McCarthy.
“Working with a script by first-time writer Rebecca Blunt, Soderbergh has made the sort of breezy, unpretentious, just-for-fun film that scarcely exists anymore, one almost anyone could enjoy”.
Screen International – Tim Grierson.
“In a movie full of cons, the greatest may be how deceptively easy Soderbergh makes this whole enterprise seem”.
We Got This Covered – Matt Donato.
“If your script is good enough to pull Steven Soderbergh from “retirement,” color me intrigued. Such is true of Logan Lucky. An Ocean’s 7-11 hootenanny with Southern charm and Coen sensibilities”.
ScreenCrush – Erin Whitney.
“Soderbergh did some impressive work during his break from the movies, but Logan Lucky proves his talents need to be showcased on the big screen, melding crime and suspense with comedy”.
The Guardian – Jordan Hoffman.
“It’s all wonderfully preposterous, but also endearing and gratifying”.
Empire – Andrew Lowry.
“Even if it needed one last push to make it truly exceptional, there’s a lot to enjoy here. And Soderbergh once again attracts a cast it’s a pleasure to spend time with”.
Indiewire – David Ehrlich.
“If Logan Lucky begs you not to take it seriously, that doesn’t mean it lacks real soul”.
TheWrap – Robert Abele.
“As summer movies go, Logan Lucky is especially tasty bar food, slung by a master”.