Logan Lucky | Steven Soderbergh’s blue-collar heist movie strikes it rich

Logan Lucky Daniel Craig Adam Driver Channing Tatum

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A world away from the slick heists of his Ocean’s Eleven films, director Steven Soderbergh delivers an unabashedly scruffy, appealingly laid-back crime comedy with Logan Lucky.

Like its predecessors, the movie revolves around an elaborate robbery. This caper is a raid on the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the biggest Nascar race of the season and has been cooked up by Channing Tatum’s Jimmy Logan, an ill-fated blue-collar striver from West Virginia who’s looking for payback against his former employers and to reverse a notorious family curse.

Logan Lucky Riley Keough

On his team are his one-armed bartender brother Clyde (Adam Driver) and hairdresser sister Mellie (Riley Keough), but they also need the savvy of explosives expert Joe Bang (Daniel Craig). First, however, they have to spring the incarcerated Joe from prison without anyone noticing…

Discovering how this ‘hillbilly heist’ will pan out is engaging enough on its own. But the film is also stuffed full of casual gags and engaging supporting performances from the likes of Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank and Seth MacFarlane. It is Craig, though, sporting a bleached blond haircut and a hillbilly drawl, who supplies the most fun.

Certificate 12. Runtime 118 mins. Director Steven Soderbergh

Logan Lucky is available on Blu-ray, Ultra HD, DVD & Digital from StudioCanal.