Logan Lucky centers around the two brothers Logan and their sister, Mellie, played by Riley Keough. Jimmy (Tatum) was once a promising football prospect until an injury, and Clyde (Driver) is an Iraq War veteran with an injury of his own. The family is believed to be cursed, a tale perpetuated by Clyde. Jimmy decides to take his fate into his own hands and rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway with the help of explosives expert/current inmate Joe Bang (Daniel Craig).
Once again, I have no idea if there are people on this planet who talk like the characters in Logan Lucky, but those accents drive a lot of the comedy. Most of it is delivered deadpan. Seth MacFarlane has a fairly small role as a British businessman and his accent is also terrible. I'm pretty sure that was all on purpose because it upped the absurdity in the best way possible.
Logan Lucky is about two hours long, and there are a few good twists to keep you interested for that time, as with any good heist movie. This one isn't focused on technical skill and maneuverable cars like, let's say, The Italian Job, and there's 1000% less killing than Reservoir Dogs. It falls more along the lines of Snatch and, of course, the aforementioned Ocean's films, but with yokels.
As I have been in recent years, I enjoyed Channing Tatum's acting a little more than I thought I would. He and Adam Driver worked very well together, and the subplot involving his daughter was a welcome replacement for what is normally a romantic interest subplot. I didn't think a John Denver song would almost get me. "Take Me Home, Country Roads" is beautiful.
Logan Lucky delivers for multiple reasons. It's smart and well thought out. It's less glamorous than your average heist film, and the characters are not as grandiose as a Clooney and Pitt combination, which is what I like most about it. Real chances of a sequel are not too likely with Soderbergh on his way into retirement, but I feel it has the potential for at least one more. After all, I'm sure you'd like to know what Hilary Swank was up to in that bar, too, right? Right.
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Verdict: Should See That