Published On: Fri, Aug 11th, 2017

Logan Lucky reviews: James Bond star Daniel Craig's comedy – PERFECT Rotten Tomatoes score


He may be about to slip back into his tuxedo for a fifth outing as James Bond, but before that comes a very different side to Craig.

The 49-year-old stars as Joe Bang, an eccentric convict with an American south drawl and a propensity for nudity.

Logan Lucky’s official synopsis reads: “The Logans are a hardscrabble 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 its 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.

Craig stars with Tatum and Driver in the new heist comedy from Ocean’s 11 director Soderbergh and so far the film has a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes of 100 per cent. Here’s some of the review highlights.

Total Film
Soderbergh executes his cine-comeback with élan, aided by winning A-team work from Tatum, Driver and Craig.

Metro
A purely auteur-driven lark slipped into an era when studios no longer want to work with directors with personality and pesky calls for final cut – a high entertainment with a handmade feel.

Guardian
Channing Tatum, working with Soderbergh for the fourth time, is at his sympathetic and charismatic best in Logan Lucky.

Empire
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.

Variety
Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky is a high-spirited, low-down blast.

Hollywood Reporter
This is a good-times film that doesn’t put on airs, dress to impress or pretend to be something it isn’t. It just aims to please and does a pretty good job of it.

The Wrap
Of course, there’s a level of tactical sophistication to this kind of fantasy-crime scenario, but Blunt’s screenplay scores many points by making the follow-through of the plan so damned pleasurable.

Vanity Fair
Logan Lucky is easygoing entertainment that, on occasion, gently brushes up against its stiffer real-world framing. I’m not sure the film is as successful in doing that as Magic Mike is, but it still makes for an intriguingly toned film.

IGN
With his latest directorial effort, Soderbergh has made a film that not only constantly pokes fun at its own characters and their lives, but finds a way to imbue each of them with a soul and heart along the way.

Logan Lucky is released in UK cinemas on August 25, 2017.


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