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Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) is not doing well at all. First he loses his job and then his ex-wife (Katie Holmes) tells him that she wants to move to another state with her daughter. Without a fixed salary, Jimmy won't be able to follow his daughter and may lose her forever. This can't happen. So, together with his brother, the one-armed bartender Clyde (Adam Driver), he decides that the time has come to take fate into his own hands - in the form of a robbery in the big game: Jimmy wants to steal the proceeds of the biggest NASCAR race in the world. But for that he needs the best safecracker in the country: Joe Bang (Daniel Craig). He's in prison, though - but Jimmy already has a plan for that, too. A plan that is almost too perfect…
For a long time Steven Soderbergh didn't hold out in his self-chosen cinema retirement. Only four years after his last feature film he returns to the big screen with "Logan Lucky". The hillbilly version of "Ocean's Eleven" - a comparison he himself draws with a wink during the film - shows in a very entertaining way that it was a good decision by Soderbergh not to let his retirement from the cinema business be permanent. However, during the first few minutes you also get the impression that the actually so experienced filmmaker is a bit rusty. The story takes an amazing amount of time to get going. There are already some very amusing moments at the beginning, but the spark doesn't really want to ignite here yet.
However, when the plot takes off first, the fun factor of the movie also skyrockets. This is not only due to the script, which scores with cleverly constructed twists and turns and amusing dialogues. Even the actors, who obviously enjoyed their roles very much, make this crook comedy a very entertaining pleasure. Especially a blond Daniel Craig, who plays with tremendous consistency against his bond image, makes for some really funny moments, which make some hangovers forget at the beginning.
"Logan Lucky" may not be the big litter. But especially when Steven Soderbergh has returned to his old form in the second half and simply offers his audience a lot of fun, then the small justified criticisms are quickly forgotten. If you just want to see an entertaining gangster comedy with a great ensemble, a cool soundtrack and some really funny scenes and can also do without special depth or outstanding originality, you'll be served in the best way here. Absolutely worth seeing!
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