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Logan Lucky (2017)

Logan Lucky (2017)

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

Yeah that's pretty much it! After the recent Overdrive I wanted more cars so: here we go again! Judging by the cover I thought this movie would take me back to the old Burt Reynolds days a bit (a lot of race track driving, chauvinism and crazy but clean comedy)... but there wasn't so much driving going on here so much as a heist at a race track.

There's little focus on the race - or cars in general - but the little we get does look good, and as for the comedy: they got that part right!

I was surprised but happy to see Channing Tatum in the lead role, with good help from his one-armed brother Adam Driver (hey that's the guy who plays Kylo Ren - I just realized!), not to mention his sister Riley Keough. They all have different names in the movie, of course. Daniel Craig is another happy surprise - unhappy a character as he plays.

It feels a bit like a hillbilly version of Ocean's 11, but in a good way. They both introduce the good sides of the culture and make fun of it at the same time. It's not so serious-like.

The atmosphere's nice, the comedy's not too loud, the relationships transcend the story and although the tension's never expectedly high it does keep you watching. It's not blockbuster action so much as it is the story about a heist, and it's a story told pretty well.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle


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