From the director who gave us Oceans 11 and many more comes Logan Lucky - evidence that he is back and in full form with this new and brilliant film. Logan Lucky is basically like a redneck heist movie with great characters and a lot of heart. The film stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig of all people and Riley Kelough. I thought all the acting was brilliant especially Daniel Craig as criminal Joe Bang who is the complete opposite of James Bond in the best way possible. I personally feel he stole every scene he was in. Adam Driver and Channing Tatum both were really good as well. They play two brothers who feel that their family is cursed and they need to change that by getting rich. Both give a very good nuanced performance that make them relatable and easy to root for.
The films cinematography was also spectacularly done. It used shots in completely different ways and this really felt visually fresh and made some of the scenes which dragged a bit too long look nice. The film was very well written, it never felt like I was seeing an average heist movie. The humour is also very funny and well written and never felt forced or unnecessary. The editing was just as good as the writing and cinematography. The other cast members like Sebastian Stan, Seth McFarlane, Hillary Swank and Katherine Waterson all served a purpose in the film and didn’t feel like they were just thrown in for someone to say “Hey, it’s the guy from That Thing Love”. The only thing that slightly annoyed me was that the film could have been slightly shorter and some scenes dragged on a little too long. However, don’t let that put you off. You should definitely see it as this film is a real treat!
Shiv's rating: 4/5